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protoplasmic extension of nerve cell that receives impulses (synaptic transmission), connection point for neighboring neurons
separated from neighboring neurons by synapse where electrochemical signals are sent (called presynaptic neurons), transmission of axon branches sends receptors to neighboring cells
produced myelin (insulation that surrounds nerve fiber core/axon) and facilitates nerve impulse transmissions
Node of Ranvier
local constriction region in myelinated nerve (formed between two Schwann's cells where action potential occurs) - Battery of cell
insulation that surrounds axon/nerve fiber cores and facilitates nerve impulse transmission, improves travel by axon and is subject to diseases like dementia
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