9-6-11 - Tuesday 11:59 AM Types of nerve cells Neuron Glial...

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Unformatted text preview: 9-6-11 Tuesday, September 06, 2011 11:59 AM Types of nerve cells: Neuron; Glial cells Parts of a neuron: Cell body Contains nucleus; helps regulate cell Dendrites Receives information from other neurons Axon Transmits information away from the cell body Myelin sheath Accelerates neural impulse Nucleus Axon terminals Contains neurotransmitters Synapse Gap between Dendrites and terminals Multiple Sclerosis Causes demyelination Disease destroys own myelin Causes all kinds of problems with nerve transmission Visual Blurriness, blindness Motor Paralysis, atrophy, spasms Sensory Numbness, pain, burning Balance Shaking, vertigo Cognitive Dementia, memory loss ...
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