Renshaw cell

noun

Ren·​shaw cell ˈren-ˌshȯ- How to pronounce Renshaw cell (audio)
: 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

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“Renshaw cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Renshaw%20cell. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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