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genitive

n. a case of nouns, pronouns, and noun phrases that expresses a possessor–possessed relation. In English, unlike more inflected languages, the genitive case is apparent only in the possessive pronouns (my/mine, your/yours, our/ours, etc.) and the use of the noun ending -’s or -’ to indicate possession. Compare accusative; dative; nominative.

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May 30th 2024

recurrent collateral inhibition

recurrent collateral inhibition

a negative-feedback system that prevents rapid, repeated firing of the same motor neuron. To accomplish this, one branch of an axon loops back toward the cell body of the neuron and communicates with an inhibitory Renshaw cell. The Renshaw cell in turn inhibits the neuron.