Associations to the word «Nerve»


NERVE, noun. (zoology) A bundle of neurons with their connective tissue sheaths, blood vessels and lymphatics.
NERVE, noun. (nonstandard) (colloquial) A neuron.
NERVE, noun. (botany) A vein in a leaf; a grain in wood
NERVE, noun. Courage, boldness.
NERVE, noun. Patience. (Can we add an for this sense?)
NERVE, noun. Stamina, endurance, fortitude.
NERVE, noun. Audacity, gall.
NERVE, noun. (in the plural) Agitation caused by fear, stress or other negative emotion.
NERVE, noun. (obsolete) Sinew, tendon.
NERVE, verb. (transitive) To give courage; sometimes with "up".
NERVE, verb. (transitive) To give strength
NERVE AGENT, noun. Alternative term for nerve gas
NERVE AGENTS, noun. Plural of nerve agent
NERVE CELL, noun. (cytology) A cell of the nervous system which conducts nerve impulses; a neuron.
NERVE CELLS, noun. Plural of nerve cell
NERVE CENTER, noun. (anatomy) A point at which nerves come together for the processing of information.
NERVE CENTER, noun. By extension, a physical location in a business, organization, or agency where information procured from different sources is brought together to be considered and acted upon by decision-makers.
NERVE CENTERS, noun. Plural of nerve center
NERVE CORD, noun. (anatomy) A dorsal tubular cord of nervous tissue above the notochord of a chordate.
NERVE ENDING, noun. The termination of a nerve, at the distal end of an axon
NERVE FIBER, noun. (anatomy) An axon.
NERVE FIBERS, noun. Plural of nerve fiber
NERVE FIBRE, noun. (anatomy) An axon
NERVE FIBRES, noun. Plural of nerve fibre
NERVE GAS, noun. A toxic chemical compound and banned weapon of mass destruction which, when inhaled or ingested, impairs nervous system functions, typically causing extreme physical distress and death by asphyxiation.
NERVE GASES, noun. Plural of nerve gas
NERVE GROWTH FACTOR, noun. (protein) a functional protein complex required for the suvival, growth and specialization of certain types of neurons in vertebrates.
NERVE IMPULSE, noun. (physiology) The signal transmitted along a nerve fibre, either in response to a stimulus (such as touch, pain or heat), or as an instruction (such as causing a muscle to contract).
NERVE IMPULSES, noun. Plural of nerve impulse
NERVE NET, noun. (biology) Simplistic and uncentralized nervous system of cnidarians.
NERVE NETS, noun. Plural of nerve net
NERVE TRUNK, noun. (anatomy) A bundle of nerve fibres, held together by a sheath of connective tissue, that makes up the main stem of a nerve
NERVE TRUNKS, noun. Plural of nerve trunk

Dictionary definition

NERVE, noun. Any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body.
NERVE, noun. The courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball".
NERVE, noun. Impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty".
NERVE, verb. Get ready for something difficult or unpleasant.

Wise words

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