myoneural junction

myoneural junction
the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
Hypernyms: ↑synapse

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: the modified point of contact between muscle and motor nerve usually considered to consist of specialized receptive matter of muscular origin, specialized transmitting matter of nervous origin, and intervening substance that is neither nerve nor muscle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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