Parts of neurons

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  • Neurons: Individual nerve cells;carry info from senses to brain where they process it; one neuron is not enough for any action - brainpower arises from neurons linking to each other in tight clumps and long chains forming networks - 4 basic parts
    • Dendrites: neuron fibers that receive incoming messages
    • Soma: main body of neuron; receives AND sends msgs
    • Axon terminals: bulb shaped structures at the ends of axons that form synapses with the dendrites and somas of other neurons
    • Axon: fiber that carries info away from the cell body of a neuron


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