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Encyclopedia > Multipolar neuron

The multipolar neuron possesses a single (usually long) axon and many dendrites, allowing for the integration of a great deal of information from other neurons. These dendritic branches can also emerge from the cell body. Multipolar neurons constitute the majority of neurons in the brain. Neurons (also spelled neurones or called nerve cells) are the primary cells of the nervous system. ... An axon, or nerve fibre, is a long slender projection of a nerve cell, or neuron, which conducts electrical impulses away from the neurons cell body or soma. ... (The term dendrite may also refer to the metallurgical dendrite. ... Please help to figure out license type for the image Comparative brain sizes. For other articles about other subjects named brain see brain (disambiguation). ...


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Neuron Catalog (397 words)
A sketch illustrating functional regions of a multipolar neuron.
A pyramidal neuron from a canine cerebral cortex (Golgi stain).
Three multipolar neuron cell bodies from ventral horn gray matter of the spinal cord are shown (Nissl stain).
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Neurons communicate with one function of the neuron another and to other cells through synapses, where the axon tip of one neuron cell cell impinges upon a dendrite or soma of another, or less commonly to an axon.
Neurons of the cortex what is the major function of the neuron in mammals, such as the Purkinje cells, can have over 1000 dendrites each, enabling connections dendrite neuron with tens of thousands lower motor neuron pattern of other cells.
The narrow cross-section of axons lower motor neuron and dendrites lessens the metabolic what is the anatomy of a neuron expense of carrying action potentials, motor neuron although thicker axons convey the impulses more rapidly, generally speaking.
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