The Structure & Functions of Neurons


Dendrites- Receive nerve impulses from other neurones --> Afferent- Carry impulses towards the cell body.

Cell Body- Life support centre.

Nucleus or Soma- Contains DNA.

Node of Ranvier- Makes the impulse jump. 

Axon Efferent Processes- Carry impulses away from the body. 

Myelin Sheath- Fatty Substance, covers the axon of some neurons…


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