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n. a polysaccharide formed in the liver from glucose and stored in the liver and other body tissues as a primary source of chemical energy. It is easily broken down into glucose molecules as needed for energy. Also called animal starch.

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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.