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Nervous System > Neurons

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  • Cell, Nerve
  • Cells, Nerve
  • Nerve Cell
  • Nerve Cells


  • do not use as a substitute or synonym for BRAIN /cytol

Scope note

  • The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.

History note

  • NERVE CELLS was see under NEUROGLIA & NEURONS 1963-74

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