a group of nerve cells associated with a specific function
a principal source of control over any complex activity: Wall Street is the financial nerve centre of America
noun 1. a single hollow tract of nervous tissue that constitutes the central nervous system of chordates and develops into the spinal cord and brain in vertebrates. 2. a solid double strand of nerve fibers along the length of the body in elongate invertebrates, as earthworms and insects, connecting with a pair of nerve ganglia […]
- Nerve decompression
nerve decompression n. The relief of pressure on a nerve trunk by the excision of constricting bands or the widening of the bony canal.
noun, Anatomy, Physiology. 1. a process, axon, or dendrite of a nerve cell. nerve fiber n. A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the axon that conducts nerve impulses. nerve fiber See axon.
- Nerve fibre
noun 1. a threadlike extension of a nerve cell; axon