Some of their characteristics they are excitable due

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Unformatted text preview: ©FK ‘08 2 KNES 462 Neurons: characteristics • Neurons in the CNS are more varied than any other cells in the body. Some of their characteristics: – They are excitable • due to specific proteins in neuronal membranes: ion channels and pumps. – The are ‘dynamically polarized’: unidirectional information flow; – They have four distinct zones: • • • • change the equilibrium inside and out of the cell. within a neuron there is a one way path of information cell body dendrites axon synapse 7 KNES 462 ©FK ‘08 most common bipolar--have 2 process and 1 axon and one dendrite Types of Neurons I miltopiolar ---have many dentrites and an axon • Large variety of nerve cells (‘neurons’); most common types: • bipolar neurons – have two...
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