Definition of Nervous tissue

1. Noun. Tissue composed of neurons.

Definition of Nervous tissue

1. Noun. (context: neurology) The principal constituent of the central and peripheral nervous system comprising of neurons and neuroglia cells. ¹

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Medical Definition of Nervous tissue

1. A highly differentiated tissue composed of nerve cells, nerve fibres, dendrites, and a supporting tissue (neuroglia). (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervous Tissue

nervous colon syndrome
nervous disorder
nervous dyspepsia
nervous exhaustion
nervous hit
nervous indigestion
nervous lobe
nervous lobe of hypophysis
nervous part of retina
nervous prostration
nervous strain
nervous system
nervous system physiology
nervous systems
nervous tissue (current term)
nervous tunic of eyeball
nervus abducens
nervus accessorius
nervus acusticus
nervus alveolaris inferior

Literary usage of Nervous tissue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"CHAPTER XXI nervous tissue IN common with the other solid tissues of the body, nervous tissue contains a large amount of water. ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"After death muscle also exhibits an acid reaction, but this appears to be due to post-mortem change. nervous tissue. The nervous tissues of the body are ..."

3. Practical physiological chemistry: A Book Designed for Use in Courses in by Philip Bovier Hawk (1916)
"The percentage of water present depends upon the particular form of nervous tissue but in all forms it is invariably greater in the gray matter than in the ..."

4. The Journal of Biological Chemistry by American Society of Biological Chemists (1917)
"SOME FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RESPIRATION OF GROUND nervous tissue. By CG MacARTHUR and OC JONES. (From the Department of Biochemistry of the University of ..."

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