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synapse

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Definition the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
  • He thinks exercise helps build elasticity in synapses.
  • God is the energy that flows through the synapses of our nervous system and the chambers of our hearts!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • 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
  • 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
  • A couple of synapses actually connected in my brain.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • 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
  • You can't parse me into dendrites and synapses.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Crippled muscles withered further, synapses wouldn't fire, wasted legs refused to ambulate.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • 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
  • "Not until whoever said that owns up," urged the computer, stamping a few synapses closed.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • "His ah-h-h synaptic responses are very swift," she said.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The never-ending make-and-break of synapses contributed a crackling hail of complex rhythms.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • 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
  • It was as if my synapses had suddenly snapped together.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • 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
  • Wyoh looked at me and I could see synapses snapping.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • I realized that it had taken every neuron and synapse in his brain to frame that distinction.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Synaptic bypass: eighty-four.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • 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
  • 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

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