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impulse

noun actuation, drive, encouragement, immelling force, impetus, impulsio, impulsion, impulsus, incentive, motivation, motive, pressure, push, spontaneity, spontaneous inclination, stimulant, sudden desire, sudden force, thrust
Associated concepts: heat of passion, impulsive acts, irreeistible impulse, uncontrollable impulse
See also: catalyst, cause, desire, impetus, incentive, motive, passion, reason, stimulus
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Nerve impulses are electrical power signals; and, they constructs energy-fields around the body and electromagnetic power waves that could travel away from the body.
Waxman went on to show that, remark| ably, the demyelinated nerve fiber can rebuild itself, acquiring enough sodium channels to conduct nerve impulses again.
Nerve impulses are electrical energy signals; and, they develops energy-fields around the body and electromagnetic energy waves that can take a trip far from the body.
Sodium channels and potassium channels operate together, generating sequences of precisely timed nerve impulses that carry information within the brain and spinal cord.
The presence of myelin allows nerve impulses to travel quickly down an axon (Figure 3).
Another issue dealt with in considerable detail was the mechanisms of the conduction of nerve impulses and the ways this conduction can fail, particularly in demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
Patent number 6,977,070 covers the application of NovaDel's technology to compounds broadly used to treat disorders of the central nervous system, in the following classes: aceylcholinesterase inhibitors, nerve impulse inhibitors, anti-chlorinergics, anti-convulsants, anti-psychotics, anxiolytic agents, dopamine metabolism inhibitors, agents to treat post stroke sequelae, neuroprotectants, agents to treat Alzheimer's disease, neurotransmitters, neurotransmitter agonists, sedatives, agents for treating attention deficit disorder, agents for treating narcolepsy, central adregenic antagonists, anti-depression agents, agents for treating Parkinson's disease, benzodiazepine antagonists, stimulants, neurotransmitter antagonists, tranquilizers, and mixtures there of.
The researchers then mapped areas of magnetic activity onto a reconstructed image of the somatosensory cortex, a nerve impulse center for various body parts.
Betacarotene is converted by the body into the form of Vitamin A called retinol that's used by cells in the eyes that detect light and convert it into nerve impulses.
9,358,152, combines high frequency, low amplitude vibration and a thermal treatment pack that can add cooling to disrupt nerve impulses of pain.
Potassium is also needed for muscle contraction, transmission of nerve impulses, and the proper functioning of the body's heart and kidneys, Glorioso said.
The study is thought to be the first to demonstrate a telepathic link based on nerve impulses, allowing one person to guess what is on another's mind.