Neurological Terms beginning with D

Glossary of neurological terms
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DAF-16 search for term

a protein that helps slow down the accumulation of amyloid-beta by clumping extra amyloid together in a way that makes it less toxic.

dendrite search for term

is a branched projection of a nerve cell that conducts electrical stimulation to the cell body; the name is derived from the Greek word for tree.

dendritic spine search for term

a small protrusion on the dendrites that receives input from synapses

donepezil search for term

donepezil hydrochloride is a cholinesterase inhibitor, marketed as Aricept

dopamine search for term

a neurotransmitter associated with reward and motivation. Evidence suggests dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex need to be neither too high nor too low for optimal functioning.

dynamin search for term

a key protein that plays a major role in nerve communication.