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Not committing barbarisms: Sherrington and the synapse, 1897

Tansey, EM; (1997) Not committing barbarisms: Sherrington and the synapse, 1897. BRAIN RES BULL , 44 (3) 211 - 212.

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Abstract

The word synapse first appeared in 1897, in the seventh edition of Michael Foster's Textbook of Physiology. Foster was assisted in writing the volume on the nervous system by Charles Sherrington, who can be credited with developing and advocating the physiological concept of a synapse. The word itself however, was derived by a Cambridge classicist, Arthur Verrall. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Inc.

Type:Article
Title:Not committing barbarisms: Sherrington and the synapse, 1897
Keywords:history, Sherrington, synapse
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Biosciences (Division of)

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