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Nervous System > Nerve Net

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Nerve Net  


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  • Network, Neural (Anatomic)
  • Networks, Neural (Anatomic)
  • Neural Network (Anatomic)
  • Neural Networks (Anatomic)


  • note entry term NEURAL NETWORKS (ANATOMIC): NEURAL NETWORKS, COMPUTER is also available

Scope note

  • A meshlike structure composed of interconnecting nerve cells that are separated at the synaptic junction or joined to one another by cytoplasmic processes. In invertebrates, for example, the nerve net allows nerve impulses to spread over a wide area of the net because synapses can pass information in any direction.

History note

  • 91(64); was see under NERVOUS SYSTEM 1964-90

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