Medical Dictionary

Renshaw cell

noun Ren·shaw cell \ˈren-ˌsh-\

Medical Definition of RENSHAW CELL

:  an inhibitory interneuron in the ventral horn of gray matter of the spinal cord that is held to be reciprocally innervated with a motor neuron so that nerve impulses received by way of processes of the motor neuron stimulate inhibitory impulses back to the motor neuron along an axon of the internuncial cell

Biographical Note for RENSHAW CELL

Renshaw, Birdsey (1911–1948), American neurologist. Renshaw is credited with investigating the nerve cells of the spinal cord that bear his name.


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears