n. 25B6; noun
the nerves that transmit pain : nerve fibre, neuron, axon; Physiology dendrite. See list.
the match will be a test of nerve : CONFIDENCE, assurance, cool-headedness, self-possession; courage, bravery, pluck, boldness, intrepidity, fearlessness, daring; determination, will power, spirit, backbone, fortitude, mettle, grit, stout-heartedness; informal guts, spunk; Brit. informal bottle; N. Amer. informal moxie.
he had the nerve to chat her up : AUDACITY, cheek, effrontery, gall, temerity, presumption, boldness, brazenness, impudence, impertinence, arrogance, cockiness; informal face, front, brass neck, chutzpah; Brit. informal sauce.
pre-wedding nerves : ANXIETY, tension, nervousness, stress, worry, cold feet, apprehension; informal butterflies (in one's stomach), collywobbles, the jitters, the shakes; Brit. informal the (screaming) abdabs.
25A0; get on someone's nerves IRRITATE, annoy, irk, anger, bother, vex, provoke, displease, exasperate, infuriate, gall, pique, needle, ruffle someone's feathers, try someone's patience; jar on, grate on, rankle; Brit. rub up the wrong way; informal aggravate, get to, bug, miff, peeve, rile, nettle, get up someone's nose, hack off, get someone's goat; Brit. informal nark, get on someone's wick, wind up.
25A0; nerve oneself BRACE ONESELF, steel oneself, summon one's courage, gear oneself up, prepare oneself; fortify oneself; informal psych oneself up; poetic/literary gird one's loins.
Parts of the Human Nervous System
abducens nerve peripheral nervous system
accessory nerve peroneal nerve
autonomic nervous system radial nerve
brain sciatic nerve
central nervous system sensory nerves
cranial nerves solar plexus
femoral nerve spinal cord
glossopharyngeal nerve spinal nerves
hypoglossal nerve sympathetic nervous system
motor nerves tibial nerve
nerve cell/neurone trigeminal/trifacial nerve
oculomotor nerve trochlear nerve
olfactory nerve ulnar nerve
optic nerve vestibulocochlear nerve
parasympathetic nervous system