Tagged: Nerve

Neurotransmitter

Neurotransmitter

Although nerve impulses are electrical, the transmission of these impulses from one neuron (nerve cell) to another, or to a muscle cell, is achieved chemically rather than electrically. The chemical that transmits the message is a neurotransmitter. Scores of different chemicals...

Neuralgia

Neuralgia

Neuralgia: Pain caused by irritation of, or damage to, a nerve. The pain usually occurs in brief bouts, may be very severe, and can often be feit shooting along the affected nerve. The neuralgia...

Nerve injury

Nerve injury

Nerve injury: A cut or crush injury to a nerve that severs some or all of its individual conducting fibers. Surgical repair is the only treatment for a severed nerve, and only the peripheral...

Nerve block

Nerve block

Nerve block: The injection of a local anesthetic into or around a nerve to produce anesthesia (loss of sensation) in a part of the body supplied by that nerve. WHY IT IS DONE A nerve block is performed...