Nerve cell

Revision as of 00:05, 17 March 2007 by Leela (Talk | contribs) (Reverted edit of 217.179.116.59, changed back to last version by Poison)

Nerve cell --> neuron

An excitable cell specialised for the transmission of electrical signals over long distances. Neurons receive input from sensory cells or other neurons and send output to muscles or other neurons. Neurons with sensory input are called sensory neurons, neurons with muscle outputs are called motoneurons, neurons that connect only with other neurons are called interneurons. Neurons connect with each other via synapses. Neurons can be the longest cells known, a single axon can be several metres in length. Although signals are usually sent via action potentials, some neurons are nonspiking. A cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.More commonly known as a neuron, see neuron.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Nerve_cell&oldid=74885"
First | Previous (Nerve block) | Next (Nerve cell body) | Last
Advertisement
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.