129neuron - Neuroanatomy and Physiology of the Neuron I...

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Neuroanatomy and Physiology of the Neuron I. Neuron Overview II. Membrane Characteristics A. Associated Proteins III. Membrane Potential A. Forces B. Equilibrium Potential C. Nernst Equation D. Action Potential
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Introduction One can study the function of the nervous system at a number of levels of organization. In order to understand any level, one must understand the smallest functioning unit--the neuron.
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Neuronal Communication Even a simple behavior, like a reflex, requires collection, distribution, and integration of information. The axonal membrane has properties that enable it to conduct a special type of signal, an action potential, leading to transference of communication.
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Neuron Structure and Function Inter- and intracellular communication
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Neuron Factoids Your brain has as many cells as there are stars in the milky way Electrical messages in neurons travel about 220 miles/hour It is not true that you use only 10% of your brain
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The Neuron The membrane of the dendritic tree has specialized proteins called receptors in it to detect neurotransmitters released by other neurons into the synapse. The axon is distinct in that it is critical for conduction of the nerve impulse. Key structures are the axon hillock and the terminal endings The axon terminal is different from the rest of
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