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Unipolar

unipolar

1. (Science: physics) Having, or acting by means of, one pole only.

2. (Science: anatomy) Having but one pole or process; applied to those ganglionic nerve cells which have but one radiating process; opposed to multipolar.

(Science: physics) Unipolar induction, the simulation sometimes produced when one electrode of an induction apparatus is applied to a nerve.

Synonym: unipolar induction action.

Origin: Uni- _ polar.


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Neuron Growth

if multipolar neurons are what they call the interneurons of the cortex, then they definitely have an extraordinary amount of dendrites. unipolar neurons....yeah the rods and cones....definitely extremely specialized

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by adidasty
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:09 am
 
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Neuron Growth

Biostudent, multipolar newrons, the ones in the cortex have more dentrites. The newrons without dentrites are unipolar newrons and are located in the retina(the cells with cones and sticks)

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by MrMistery
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:29 pm
 
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