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- n. Plural form of nerve cell.
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The cerebellum consists of a large mass of closely packed folia, which are bundles of nerve cells described in the literature as leaflike.
But in Sperry’s experimental frog, some of the nerve cells sniffing out belly skin found the postage stamp of belly skin grafted on the back, presumably because it smelled right.
In his lab on the fifth floor of the pathology building of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hoke—who is also my own neurologist—recently discovered that a unique growth factor produced naturally by our nerve cells has a surprising ability to regenerate nerves in the body after they’ve been damaged by diseases such as multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
There are only about onehundred thousand nerve cells in its tiny head, and each one has to pull its weight.
“What we found was that the apple phenolics, which are naturally occurring antioxidants found in fresh apples, can protect nerve cells from neurotoxicity induced by oxidative stress,” Dr. Lee states.