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brain cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brain cell a nerve cell in the brain
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Quotations

  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.”
  • Richard Saunders
    Richard Saunders
    “Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.”

Usage

In literature:

I had a mind to dash my Brains out against the slimy walls of the Cell, but was only stayed by the thought of my Lilias.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
I shall remove his brain and stimulate the cells into activity once more.
"The Jameson Satellite" by Neil Ronald Jones
My Intelligence can function quite as well in your brain cells as in my own.
"Zehru of Xollar" by Hal K. Wells
It produces a state of the brain-cells with which we cannot cope.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
The cell is the ultimate constituent in the formation and in the life of tissue, fibre, tendon, bone, muscle, brain, nerve system, vital organ.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
The violet liquid, it came to Larry in his trance of wonder, must take the place of blood, feeding the brain-cells, absorbing waste.
"The Pygmy Planet" by John Stewart Williamson
Must an old man who is needed by the public be condemned to live on, his aged cells stirred and restirred while we glean his brains bare?
"The Goat-gland Transplantation" by Sydney B. Flower
His brain was not built with the right cells for understanding me.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Every thought stimulates certain brain cells, and exercises some nerve, tissue or muscle.
"The Colored Girl Beautiful" by E. Azalia Hackley
That these brain cells become the working tools of the mind.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
With the word, far back in his brain, in the remotest of cells, there came an effort for freedom.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
The axons which make up the optic nerve, or nerve of sight, are branches of nerve cells in the eye, and extend into the brain stem.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
For a minute I thought my brain cells were rubbing together.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The fibers are branching threads from the cells in the cord and brain.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
Here also belong the results of training and education; we can train and educate brain cells but not germ cells.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
We know to-day too well that physical exercise and sport is not real rest for the exhausted brain-cells.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
Now research has shown that there are nearly a billion of cells in the brain alone.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
It lives in the body and works by means of the cells of the brain.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
Considering that the cortex mantle of the human brain contains over 9 billion cells, this doesn't sound like much.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Brain-cells are our best example.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
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In poetry:

Like a dream it flitted o'er his brain,
That miserable hour !
When the father died, in agony,
In the cell of St. Thomas' tower;
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
Avaunt, thou Fiend! nor tempt my brain
With thoughts of madness brought from Hell!
No wo like this of all her train
Has Mem'ry in her blackest cell.
"The Mad Lover" by Washington Allston
Symbol of what you are,
Reciprocal, that star
Burns with your life, no less
Quick with your consciousness
Than your own vital brain.
Cell, muscle, nerve, and vein.
"Idealism" by E J Rupert Atkinson
A pharos? Oh dull brain! poor dying lamp
Under a bushel with an earthy smell!
Mouldering it stands, in rust and eating damp,
While the slow oil keeps oozing from its cell!
"Let Your Light So Shine" by George MacDonald
And darker and deeper the horrors that shroud
The brain of the drunkard; what dark phantoms crowd
"The cells of his fancy," his couch of despair
Is empty—the suicide slumbers not there!
"The Plague of Our Isle" by Janet Hamilton
You say my life ends with the tomb;
This brain, my mind machine, will rot;
Its many million cells that room
My personality and thought
Will in the Dark Destroyer's term
Provide a banquet for the worm.
"Sinister Sooth" by Robert W Service

In news:

"Cell phone exposure, in this case for 50 minutes, affects the human brain" said Dr Nora Volkow of the National Institutes of Health.
Researchers turn urine into brain cells.
A pee-brained idea: Scientists make brain cells from urine.
Peter Chen / The Post-Standard A sign refering to Syracuse football player Rob Long, whose brain tumor surgery found malignant cells.
During a seizure, brain cells keep firing instead of discharging electrical energy in a controlled manner.
Research shows that motorist brain power devoted to operating a vehicle dips by 37 percent during a cell phone chat.
Even 'Moderate' Drinking Impairs Brain Cell Formation .
Swathed in green threads, this glial cell may hold clues for brain repair.
Biologists in China have published a study detailing how they transformed common cells found in human urine into neural stem cells that can be used to create neurons and glial brain cells.
Neural stem cells in the fish's brains express a receptor for inflammatory signaling molecules, which prompt the cells to multiply and develop into new neurons.
Reach back into your brain cells and please name for me all the great contemporary early chapter books that you can think of that star male African-American protagonists.
Top 100 Stories of 2011 #69: Cell Phones Alter Brain Metabolism .
Last week I reported on research showing Cell Phones Affect Brain Metabolism .
While the report found a link between cell phones and glucose metabolism in the brain, it also said the findings were of "unknown clinical significance".
A chip inside the eye that can help blind people see again is moving closer to reality as researchers at MIT work on a retinal implant that can bypass damaged cells and directly offer visual input to the brain.
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In science:

Of course, cells are as much physical aggregates as is the entire brain, and are just as aptly viewed as fictions.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
The human brain has approximately 1010 “neurons”. A neuron is a cell with a central body (the “soma”) and up to ≈ 105 ramifications.
A model of memory, learning and recognition
We can also represent life by this flow, and, at some level of manifestation of the conscious potential, the cell emerges and then the brain/body emerges which are manifestations of higher-level conscious operations.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
When the light-sensitive cells of the macula (cones) become damaged, it can no longer send normal signals through the optic nerve to your brain, and your vision becomes blurred.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Few examples of such systems are interacting molecules in living cell, nerve cells in brain, computers in Internet communication, social networks of interacting people, airport networks with flight connections, etc [10, 11, 12].
Random matrix analysis of complex networks
Most of the cells in our bodies are genetically identical: for example, muscle cells are genetically identical to brain cells.
The chaos within: exploring noise in cellular biology
In the case of real brain cells, experiments suggest that hub neurons play key functional roles (Morgan and Soltesz, 2008; Bonifazi et al., 2009).
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
In fact, PGE2 has been previously shown to increase permeability in bovine brain microvessel endothelial cells (BBMEC), which is an in vitro model of BBB (Mark et al. 2001).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Mark K. S., Trickler W. J. and Miller D. W. (2001) Tumor necrosis factor-alpha induces cyclooxygenase-2 expression and prostaglandin release in brain microvessel endothelial cells. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Planas A. M., Soriano M. A., Justicia C. and Rodriguez-Farre E. (1999) Induction of cyclooxygenase-2 in the rat brain after a mild episode of focal ischemia without tissue inflammation or neural cell damage.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Abe, Therapeutic potential of neurotrophic factors and neural stem cells against ischemic brain injury, J.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Hodges, Transplantation of neural stem cells in a rat model of stroke: assessment of short-term graft survival and acute host immunological response, Brain Res. 958 (2002) 70-82. N. J.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Hypercapnia can cause changes in multiple variables in the brain such as cerebral blood flow, oxygen consumption rate, cerebral blood volume, arterial oxygen concentration, and red blood cell volume fraction.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
A typical neuron, e.g. a pyramidal cell (see Fig. 1 next page), consists of the cell body or soma; extending from it there is a branched structure of about 2 mm diameter, called dendrite, and the nerve fiber or axon, which again branches and can have extensions reaching distant parts of the brain.
Neural Networks
Part of the axons of these cells again pro ject onto the dendrites in the immediate neighborhood and only a fraction reaches more distant regions of the brain.
Neural Networks
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