Neuron intro - TOPIC #2.2: PHYSIOLOGY OF THE NEURON 2.2.1...

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TOPIC #2.2: PHYSIOLOGY OF THE NEURON 2.2.1 Identify the different regions of the neuron and associate each region with the functions of reception, propagation and transmission of nerve impulses (pp. 389-392)
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J. Carnegie, UofO 2.2.1.1 justify 3 special properties of neurons that set them apart from most other cells in the body 2.2.1.2 label and indicate the functions of the receptive, conducting and secretory regions of the neuron structural units of NS: conduct electrical impulses from one body part to another Special features: 1. Extreme longevity: adequately nourished 100 yr+ 2. Amitotic: why? what does this mean if neurons are damaged? 3. High metabolic rate: O 2 /glucose requirements? large, complex cells: all have a cell body + one or more processes http://starklab.slu.edu/PhysioLab/Neuron.jpg
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in a single human brain the number of possible inter-connections between these cells is greater than the number of atoms in the universe. " (Robert Ornstein and Richard
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