in·ter·neu·ron .int-ər-'n(y)ü-.rän, -'n(y)u̇(ə)r-.än or Brit in·ter·neu·rone -'nyu̇r-ōn n a neuron that conveys impulses from one neuron to another called also association neuron, associative neuron, internuncial, internuncial neuron compare motor neuron, sensory neuron
in·ter·neu·ro·nal -'n(y)u̇r-ən-əl, -nyu̇-'rōn- adj

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in·ter·neu·ron (in″tər-noorґon) 1. any neuron in a chain of neurons that is situated between a primary sensory neuron and the final motoneuron. 2. any neuron whose processes are entirely confined within a specific area, as within the olfactory lobe, and which synapse with neurons extending into that area. Called also intercalary, intercalated, or internuncial neuron.

Excitatory and inhibitory interneurons in three-neuron reflex arcs of the quadriceps and semitendinosus muscles of the thigh.

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