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fundamental unit of the nervous system.
this is the cell that is stimulated & responsible for transmitting nervous impulses.
dark structures scattered throughout the cytoplasm of the neuron.
these structures are mainly RER that are responsible for protein synthesis
- located at the end of an axon
- contains the chemical neurotransmitter that will be released to carry the electrical message from the neuron to the next cell
- may be covering on the axons in the peripheral nervous system.
- formed by neurolemmocytes (Schwann cells).
- Fatty material that serves as insulation.
one of three important parts to every neuron
Processes of the neuron that receive information from other cell or stimuli & transmit the message to the cell body.
Monitor the environment, internal & external
neuroglia or glia cells
the other type of cell found in the nervous tissue
(the other is the neuron)
functions: support, nourishment & protection
one of the three major parts of a neuron
-Process that conducts the message away from the cell body towards other cells.
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