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Anatomy Neural Tissue

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Updated 2007-04-29 22:23

Summary

Anatomy: Neural Tissue.

Terms

DefinitionDescription
Multipolarthe most common type of neuron in the CNS
Perikaryoncytoplasm surrounding the nucleus
Neurofilaments & Neurofibrilscytoskeleton of perikaryon
Neurofibrilsbundles of neurofilaments extend into the dendrites and axon, providing internal support
Dendritestypically highly branched, each branch bears fine processes called dendritic spines
Axonlong cytoplasmic capable of propagating an electrical impulse known as action potential
Axoplasmcytoplasm of axon
Axolemmasurrounds axoplasm
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