a protein that promotes the growth, organization, and maintenance of sympathetic and some sensory nerve cells.
a polypeptide produced by neurones and their supporting tissues as well as some other tissues that stimulate the growth of neurones
any of various related polypeptides that promote the growth of neurones
nerve growth factor n.
A protein that stimulates the growth of sympathetic and sensory nerve cells.
- 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 […]
[nurv-lis] /ˈnɜrv lɪs/ adjective 1. without nervousness, as in emergencies; calm; collected. 2. lacking strength or vigor; feeble; weak. 3. lacking firmness or courage; spiritless; cowardly. 4. Anatomy, Botany. having no . /ˈnɜːvlɪs/ adjective 1. calm and collected 2. listless or feeble
noun 1. a diffuse branching network of nerve cells connecting the sensory and muscular cells of coelenterates and primitive flatworms.