Synaptic transmission

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Nucleus
The control centre of a cell which contains its DNA
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Dendrite
Receives the nerve impulse or signal from adjacent neurons
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Axon
Where the electrical signals pass along
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Myelin Shealth
Insulates/Protects the axon from external influences that might affect the transmission of the nerve impulse down the axon
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Nodes of ranvier
Speeds up the transmission of the impulse by forcing it to 'jump'
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Terminal Buttons
Send signals to an adjacent cell
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Receives the nerve impulse or signal from adjacent neurons

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Dendrite

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Where the electrical signals pass along

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Insulates/Protects the axon from external influences that might affect the transmission of the nerve impulse down the axon

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Speeds up the transmission of the impulse by forcing it to 'jump'

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