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(physiology) The discharge of an action potential by a neuron.

(medicine) The old technique where fire or extreme heat is used in cautery.


(1) The process of combustion where a fuel is ignited and combined with oxygen, releasing heat and light.

(2) The act of discharging, especially of a gun.

(3) The fuel or firewood or coal.


Word origin: Middle English fir, from Old English fȳr.

See also: fire

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... Ofek set in train; and for which Ofek is responsible. Biology-online should and has accept organizational responsibility; and they've done that by firing Ofek and giving an unqualified apology. Well done. IMO it is worthwhile for team leaders here to take considerable care in managing this. You ...

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by ChrisHoStuart
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Re:When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... "Send" instead of "Forward" (as seems to happen more and more these days)? I'd fire him. Allah made him do it? I'd fire him. Firing would seem to be the only fair option, unless the site would be able to monitor all the conversations that Ofek has with potential/ current bloggers ...

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by SJH
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:46 am
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Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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experiences occur separately?

... by inhibiting a mediating pathway, a pathway connecting the visual cortex to the centers for speech and higher cognition. First, there is firing in the visual cortex. After that happens, the machine reacts very quickly, choosing whether to inhibit the mediating pathway on the basis of ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: experiences occur separately?
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Do PFC Memory neutrons form latches

... experiment and not during the delay. Others fire during the delay and not during cue. Others fire during both. I also read that these neurons are firing to "remember" what they learned. I'm curious as to how or why they have to keep firing to do this. I was wondering if the neurons that ...

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by erickulcyk
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do PFC Memory neutrons form latches
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RT PCR contamination.

... PCR (cDNA synthesis) and am getting contamination. Currently I run two negative controls, a -RT and a -template control, both of which are firing. I have changed everything (New; DTT, dNTPs, Primers, water{Sterile MQ}, RNase out, buffer) and have not found the contamination, I have confirm ...

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by georgewiggins
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: RT PCR contamination.
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