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The classical neurone

The classical neurone

An introduction to the basic characteristics of an average neurone that we might find in the peripheral nervous system. We will cover their differences from and similarities to other cell types. Some of the potential implications of these basic structural characteristics for function of human neurones, including those in the brain can then be seen.

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Image 1 – ‘Anatomy and physiology of animals motor neuron’ by Sunshineconnelly at en.wikibooks. Later version(s) were uploaded by Rlawson at en.wikibooks. CC-BY-3.0, from Wikimedia Commons

Image 2 – ‘Neuron’ from “Anatomy and Physiology” by the US National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program.

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