from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The protoplasm, or the living substance of the nerve-cells and their fibrillæ. Also called nerve-plasma.


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  • The great diseases of the brain and spine, such as general paralysis, acute and chronic mania, and others, the author believes will all be shown to be connected with special chemical changes in neuroplasm, and that a knowledge of the composition and properties of this tissue and of its constituents will materially aid in devising modes of radical treatment in cases in which, at present, only tentative symptomatic measures are taken.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885 Various


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