1. neuron

noun. ['ˈnʊrɑːn'] a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.


  • axon
  • dendrite
  • motor neuron
  • efferent neuron
  • systema nervosum
  • axone
  • sensory neuron
  • motor nerve fiber
  • nerve cell
  • ganglion cell
  • afferent neuron
  • gangliocyte
  • vegetative cell
  • brain cell
  • motoneuron
  • nervous system

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Sentences with neuron

1. Adjective
The main function of GABA is to decrease neuron activity in the brain and inhibit nerve cells from overfiring.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The major cell of the brain is the neuron.

3. Verb, base form
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that facilitates transmission of signals between brain cells, or neurons, by binding to neuron receptors.

4. Determiner
A severe deficiency in vitamin B-6 is linked to electroencephalographic abnormalities -- neuron activity in the brain associated with motor tics in Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder.