a lengthy fibre of a nerve cellular (a neuron) that functions notably like a fiber-optic cable carrying outgoing (efferent) communications.
"axis of this vertebrate human body," 1842, from Greek axon "axis" (see axis).
The part of the neuron that is extended out of the cell and actively works to conduct electrical impulses.
lengthy nerve fiber that conducts away from the cellular human anatomy of neuron
In the severed axon the degeneration is first evident in a breaking down of the naked nerve filaments of the motor end plate.