Neuron Classification notes_.pdf - Neuron Classification Neurons are classified by their ​structure​ as well as their ​function​ Structural

Neuron Classification notes_.pdf - Neuron Classification...

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Neuron Classification Neurons are classified by their structure as well as their function. Structural Classification: Structurally neurons are classified by the number of extensions coming directly off the cell body. Unipolar Bipolar Multipolar Describe this type of neuron: 1 extension that comes directly off the body and then divides later Describe this type of neuron: 2 extensions coming off opposite sides of the cell body Describe this type of neuron: Multiple extensions coming off the cell body Insert a picture of your unipolar pipe cleaner here: Insert a picture of your unipolar pipe cleaner here: Insert a picture of your unipolar pipe cleaner here: Functional Classification: Functionally neurons are classified as Motor neurons, Interneurons, or Sensory Neurons
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Unformatted text preview: Sensory Neuron: picks up info and takes it to the brain Interneuron: decides what the body needs to be doing; processing information Motor Neuron: carry information out to the muscles; talk to muscles and glands Check for understanding: What are structural classifications of neurons based on? Give an example. Answer: structural classifications are based on how many extensions come from the cell body. Multipolar neurons have many extensions coming from the cell body. What are the functional classifications of neurons based on? Give an example. Answer: based on the job that the neurons do, is the functional classification. An example is a sensory neuron picking up information and taking it to the brain....
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