Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the structural elements of the nervous system; a nerve-cell together with all its processes, the neuraxon and the dendrites.
  • noun The axis-cylinder of a nerve-cell.

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  • noun chiefly UK Alternative spelling of neuron.

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Examples

  • Leading health charities and doctors want all those dying of conditions such as cancer, heart problems, Aids and motor neurone disease to qualify automatically for a £130 annual discount.

    Charities call for all terminally ill patients to be given £130 energy rebate

  • In 2008, a documentary on Sky called Right To Die? showed 59-year-old Craig Ewert, who also suffered from motor neurone disease, end his life.

    Terry Pratchett documentary to show assisted suicide

  • Next Monday, on BBC2, the writer Sir Terry Pratchett, 62, who is suffering from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease, and is a supporter of the right to assisted suicide, will present a documentary called Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, which follows the case of Peter Smedley, a man in his early 70s with motor neurone disease, a condition that will eventually make him unable to swallow or breathe.

    Terry Pratchett's case for assisted suicide is strong

  • The NHS is facing a "neurology timebomb" as the number of people with conditions such as Parkinson's and motor neurone disease MND increases, an umbrella organisation for charities in the field has said.

    NHS warned of 'neurology timebomb'

  • There is certainly not much feelgood about Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, which will be broadcast on BBC2 on 13 June and feature footage of the Discworld author witnessing the assisted death of a man with advanced motor neurone disease in Switzerland's Dignitas clinic.

    BBC documentary boss wants programmes that do more than entertain

  • Amid much controversy, another Dignitas death, also that of a motor neurone sufferer, an American computer scientist called Craig Ewert, was filmed on Sky in 2008.

    Terry Pratchett's case for assisted suicide is strong

  • Amid much controversy, another Dignitas death, also that of a motor neurone sufferer, an American computer scientist called Craig Ewert, was filmed on Sky in 2008.

    Terry Pratchett's case for assisted suicide is strong

  • Physicist Stephen Hawking, the author of "A Brief History of Time" who is almost completely paralyzed by motor neurone disease, has been urgently admitted to hospital, Cambridge University said on Monday.

    Physicist Stephen Hawking in Hospital - NASA Watch

  • Next Monday, on BBC2, the writer Sir Terry Pratchett, 62, who is suffering from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease, and is a supporter of the right to assisted suicide, will present a documentary called Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, which follows the case of Peter Smedley, a man in his early 70s with motor neurone disease, a condition that will eventually make him unable to swallow or breathe.

    Terry Pratchett's case for assisted suicide is strong

  • The scientists are concentrating on a range of neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and motor neurone disease.

    Cloning scientists create human brain cells

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