Review Answers 2 - Review Questions for Chapter 2 Answer...

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Review Questions for Chapter 2 Answer Key Questions from textbook 1. State the neuron doctrine in a single sentence. To whom is this insight credited? The neuron doctrine is the idea that the neurons are not continuous with one another but are discrete cells that communicate by contact and not by continuity. This insight is credited to Santiago Ramón y Cajal. 2. What are the main physical characteristics that distinguish axons from dendrites? i) The cell body usually gives rise to a single axon while many dendrites extend from the cell body. ii) The axon can extend for very long distances, while dendrites rarely extend more than 2 mm in length. 3. Among the following structures, state those which are unique to neurons and the ones that are not: nucleus, mitochondria, rough ER, synaptic vesicle, and Golgi apparatus. The synaptic vesicle is unique to neurons whereas the nucleus, the mitochondria, the rough ER, and Golgi apparatus are not unique to neurons. 4.
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course CELL BIO & 245 taught by Professor Schjott during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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