Nervous Tissue

Nervous Tissue - • The axon branches are typically...

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Nervous Tissue Nervous tissue  consists of two kinds of nerve cells:  •   Neurons are the basic structural unit of the nervous system. Each cell consists of the following  parts (see Figure 1):  The cell body contains the nucleus and other cellular organelles. The dendrites are typically short, slender extensions of the cell body that receive  stimuli. The axon is typically a long, slender extension of the cell body that sends stimuli.
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Unformatted text preview: • The axon branches are, typically, smaller extensions of the axon. • Neuroglia, or glial cells, provide support functions for the neurons, such as insulation or anchoring neurons to blood vessels. Figure 1. A neuron is a basic structural unit of the nervous system containing a cell body, dendrites, and an axon....
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