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Skin has the nerve to tell you to scratch

No matter the trigger—bug bites, a medication side-effect or an itchy wound—the urge to scratch can be a real pain. Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have identified a potential drug target in the skin ...

Mar 11, 2016
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Nerve

A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of peripheral axons (the long, slender projections of neurons). A nerve provides a common pathway for the electrochemical nerve impulses that are transmitted along each of the axons. Nerves are found only in the peripheral nervous system. In the central nervous system, the analogous structures are known as tracts. Neurons are sometimes called nerve cells, though this term is technically inaccurate since many neurons do not form nerves, and nerves also include non-neuronal Schwann cells that coat the axons in myelin.

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