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02.00 Psych Journal EntryAxon Tubelike structure that carries the neural message to other cells. Ex1: Problems like MS can occur when there is damage to an axon or when an impulse can not travel down it. Ex2: Axons can span from fractions of an inch to multiple feet and can be seen above as the yellow portion of the drawing. Glial Cells Cells that provide support for the neurons to grow on and around, deliver nutrients to neurons, produce myelin to coat axons, clean up waste products and dead neurons, influence information processing and, during prenatal development, influence the generation of new neurons. Ex1: The word Glia means neural glue. Ex2: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease all involve the dysfunction of glial cells. Myelin Fatty substances produced by certain glial cells that coat the axons of neurons to