AP lab 3/27/12

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  1. what does the structure of neurons reflect
    thier function
  2. what do the 2 parts of the cell do
    • recieves incoming signals
    • generates outgoing signals
  3. what can neurons do
    communicate
  4. what does a muscle do when it is stimulated by a neuron
    contracts
  5. what does a gland do when it is stimulated by a neuron
    secretes
  6. what are the three charactoristic features of a neuron?
    • cell body
    • dendrites
    • axon
  7. what are the two functions of a dendrite
    • recieve signals coming in from other cells
    • send signals toward axon
  8. what are the two functions of a dendrite?
    • nutritional
    • metabolic
  9. what does the axon generate
    action potential
  10. what is an actiion potential also known as
    nerve impulse
  11. what are the junctions between neurons called
    synapses
  12. how many axons does a neuron have
    usually one
  13. what are the branches of the axon called
    axon collaterals
  14. what the branches at the end of an axon called
    axon terminal branches
  15. what is the insulating material the covers some axons called`
    myelin
  16. what support cells produce myelin
    schwann cells
  17. what are the gaps in the myelin sheath called
    nodes of ranvier

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