any of several poison gases, derived chiefly from phosphoric acid, that weaken or paralyze the nervous system, especially that part of the system controlling respiration.
(esp in chemical warfare) any of various poisonous gases that have a potentially fatal paralysing effect on the central nervous system
a poisonous gas that is absorbed into the body and paralyzes or kills through its effects on the nervous and respiratory system
nerve gas n.
Any of various poisonous gases that interfere with the functioning of nerves by inhibiting cholinesterase.
Any of various poisonous gases that interfere with the functioning of nerves by inhibiting the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Increased levels of acetylcholine stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to cardiac and respiratory arrest.
- Nerve graft
nerve graft n. A graft in which a healthy nerve is used to replace a portion of a defective one.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a protein that promotes the growth, organization, and maintenance of sympathetic and some sensory nerve cells. Abbreviation: NGF. noun 1. a polypeptide produced by neurones and their supporting tissues as well as some other tissues that stimulate the growth of neurones 2. any of various related polypeptides that promote the growth of […]
- Nerve growth factor antiserum
nerve growth factor antiserum n. An antiserum containing antibodies against nerve growth factor.
noun, Physiology. 1. a progressive wave of electric and chemical activity along a nerve fiber that stimulates or inhibits the action of a muscle, gland, or other nerve cell. noun 1. the electrical wave transmitted along a nerve fibre, usually following stimulation of the nerve-cell body See also action potential noun a signal transmitted along […]