axo-axonic

adjective
axo-ax·​on·​ic | \ ˌak-sō-ak-ˈsän-ik How to pronounce axo-axonic (audio) \
variants: or axoaxonic also axo-axonal \ -​ˈak-​sən-​ᵊl, -​ak-​ˈsän-​, -​ˈsōn-​ How to pronounce axo-axonic (audio) \ or axoaxonal

Medical Definition of axo-axonic

: relating to or being a nerve synapse between an axon of one neuron and an axon of another axo-axonic synaptic actions can increase the amount of transmitter released by the postsynaptic cell … — Eric R. Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 4th edition, 2000 We conclude that exposure to cocaine in utero disrupts the development of the axo-axonic cells in the prefrontal cortex …— Bret A. Morrow et al., The Journal of Neuroscience, 15 June 2003 The paucity of axo-axonal contacts in mature taste buds suggests that axonal contacts are characteristic of axons which are in the process of establishing connections with receptor cells. — Bruce Oakley, in Mechanisms of Taste Transduction, 1993

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“Axo-axonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/axo-axonic. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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