[noo-ral-juh, nyoo-] /nʊˈræl dʒə, nyʊ-/
sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve
1807, from Greek neuron “nerve” (see neuro-) + -algia. Probably formed on model of French névralgie (1801). Related: Neuralgic.
neuralgia neu·ral·gia (nu-rāl’jə, nyu-)
Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves. Also called neurodynia.
- Neural groove
neural groove n. The gutterlike groove formed in the midline of the embryo’s dorsal surface by the progressive elevation of the lateral margins of the neural plate, resulting in the formation of the neural tube. Also called medullary groove.
[noo r-uh l, nyoo r-] /ˈnʊər əl, ˈnyʊər-/ adjective 1. of or relating to a nerve or the nervous system. /ˈnjʊərəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a nerve or the nervous system adj. “pertaining to a nerve or nerves,” 1830, from Greek neuron “nerve” (see neuro-) + adjectival suffix -al (1). Related: Neurally. neural […]
noun 1. any group of neurons that conduct impulses in a coordinated manner, as the assemblages of brain cells that record a visual stimulus. 2. Also called neural net. a computer model designed to simulate the behavior of biological neural networks, as in pattern recognition, language processing, and problem solving, with the goal of self-directed […]
- Neural plate
neural plate n. The thickened dorsal plate of ectoderm that differentiates into the neural tube and neural crest. Also called medullary plate.