HyperDic: nerve_ending

English > 1 sense of the expression nerve ending:
NOUNbodynerve ending, nerve endthe terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse
English > nerve ending: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse.
Synonymnerve end
Part ofaxon, axonelong nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
NarrowerPacinian corpuscleA specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin
free nerve endingMicroscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor
proprioceptorSpecial nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body
Broaderend, terminalEither extremity of something that has length

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