cells - Cells of the Nervous System Four functions of...

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Cells of the Nervous System
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4. Transmit information to target cell (neuron, muscle, gland) Four functions of neurons 1. Receive and integrate inputs 2. Generate a nerve impulse (action potential) 3. Conduct the action potential dendrites, soma axon hillock axon nerve terminals
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Dendrites and cell body Receive and integrate inputs Axon hillock and initial segment Generate action potentials Axon Conducts action potential Terminals Synaptic transmission
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Receive and integrate inputs Conducts action potential Axon hillock Generates action potential Transmits target cell receives and integrates inputs
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Classifications of Neurons 1. Function a. sensory neurons b. motoneurons c. interneurons
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Classifications of Neurons 1. Function 2. Structure a. unipolar b. bipolar c. multipolar
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100μm B A
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Classifications of Neurons 1. Function 2. Structure 3. Shape e.g., pyramidal, stellate, basket, granule, etc.
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Classifications of Neurons 1. Function 2. Structure 3. Shape 4. Effect a. excitatory neurons b. inhibitory neurons
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PSB 6087 taught by Professor Stehouwer during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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