Medical Definition of Giant axon

1. Extraordinarily large unmyelinated axons found in invertebrates. Some, like the squid giant axon, can approach 1 mm diameter. Large axons have high conduction speeds, the giant axons are invariably involved in panic or escape responses and may (e.g. Crayfish) have electrical synapses to further increase speed. Vertebrate axons with high conduction velocites are much narrower: they are myelinated, allowing saltatory conduction. (17 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Axon

ghutra
ghutras
ghyll
ghylls
giallolino
giambeux
gianduja
gianellaite
giant
giant-killer
giant-killing
giant anteater
giant anteaters
giant armadillo
giant armadillos
giant axon (current term)
giant axonal neuropathy
giant bamboo
giant cane
giant cell
giant cell aortitis
giant cell arteritis
giant cell astrocytoma
giant cell carcinoma
giant cell carcinoma of thyroid gland
giant cell epulis
giant cell fibroma
giant cell granuloma
giant cell hepatitis

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