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He thinks exercise helps build elasticity in synapses.
  the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
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synapse synaptic synapses
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  • He thinks exercise helps build elasticity in synapses.
  • And then some rogue synapse within her connected this scene to her father, to seeing him on the couch, helpless over his body, and she wanted badly to be somewhere else.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It was as if my synapses had suddenly snapped together.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Puller performs his kill algorithm at lightning speed, his synapses traveling far faster than even the bullet he’s about to deliver.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • Some jittery and feverish nervous activity, I felt, some abnormally frantic interchange of neurons in their chaotic synapses, was taking place under each square millimeter of his skin.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Instead, almost every night it was dinner parties and busy restaurant tables with her friends, strenuous occasions where (jumpy, un-opiated, wracked to the last synapse), it was hard for me to make the proper show of social ardor, particularly when I was tired after work—and then too the wedding preparations, an avalanche of trivia in which I was expected to interest myself as enthusiastically as she, bright tissue-paper flurries of brochures and merchandise.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Crippled muscles withered further, synapses wouldn’t fire, wasted legs refused to ambulate.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "Not until whoever said that owns up," urged the computer, stamping a few synapses closed.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He often knew when, but his synapses were never as quick now as normal people’s—or at least that was how he explained it to himself.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • God is the energy that flows through the synapses of our nervous system and the chambers of our hearts!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Used Up Burned out, adrift on a sea of uncertain synapses, a place where your eyes refuse to focus and your brain refuses to function.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Just from being near Apophis I felt like I was coming undone—my brain synapses, my DNA, everything that made me Carter Kane was slowly dissolving.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "His ah-h-h synaptic responses are very swift," she said.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Lilly says Josh’s synapses were probably misfiring that day, due to heatstroke or something.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Or the intrusion of your soul’s sickness that inhibits and binds you, or the social influences around you, or the habits that have created synaptic bonds and pathways in your brain.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • You can’t parse me into dendrites and synapses.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Instantly, every synapse in my brain started firing to try and find the perfect, spontaneous thing to say.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • A couple of synapses actually connected in my brain.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • I realized that it had taken every neuron and synapse in his brain to frame that distinction.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • When my scrambled brain finally cleared and my synapses began firing again, I was on my back with my worried miniflock p eering down at me.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • It’s an inherited genetic defect that means the transmitter substance in his nerve synapses doesn’t function properly.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The never-ending make-and-break of synapses contributed a crackling hail of complex rhythms.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Wyoh looked at me and I could see synapses snapping.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He suffers from a disease called congenital analgesia, which means the transmitter substance in his nerve synapses doesn’t function.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The words washed over him, reaching into the deepest marrow of his bones, caressing each hidden synapse, flowing through every vein, as though he had been given a transfusion.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • There are some forty thousand neurons packed together in a square millimeter of the cerebral cortex, in such a fashion that each one has several hundred synaptic connections with others about it.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Synaptic bypass: eighty-four.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Normally the Consul would have been appalled by even the thought of a deathwand nearby-the slighttest mistaken touch could pure every synapse on the balcony-but at this moment he was oddly reassured by the sight of it.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • If you get them working enough, every day, it’s like a brain synapse—it can come back.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Powell could sense every conscious synapse losing hold.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • It must have been another one of those synaptic breakdowns, like the one he had at Bigelows.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Brain Lag described it better, synapses quieting, gray matter shutting down, except the pain center part, Leigh’s elementary nursing’alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and a dab of Neosporin’had only managed to make the aching mess hurt even more, although she probably killed off a germ or two.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • We electrically stimulated your synaptic nerve endings while your brain was developing.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Like synapses of a giant heart all firing in tandem, the people reached for God, in dozens of languages, in hundreds of countries.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Lilly was right: That day in Bigelows, he WAS only suffering from a synaptic breakdown when he smiled at you.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Only recently had his wounded synapses allowed him to name it.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Because they left their initials burned into the cauterized synapses.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The series of osmotic injections begins with the topmost strata of cortical synapses and slowly works down, switching off every circuit, extinguishing every memory, destroying every particle of the pattern that has been built up since birth.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • And then his voice, transmuted back into what I had always conceived as Educated High Brooklyn, became a snarl of such ferocity that even the myriad intervening and humming electronic synapses could not filter out the force of its crazed but human rage.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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Associated words [difficulty]:   synapse [6] , nervous system [3] , spinal cord [5] , neuron [6] , nervous system [3] , spinal cord [5] , neuron [6] , central nervous system [7] , acetylcholine [9] , autonomic nervous system [9] , dendrite [9] , glial cells [9] , motor neuron [9] , peripheral nervous system [9] , sympathetic nervous system [9]
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