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metabolic center of the neuron, contains organelles (except centrioles)
convey incoming messages toward the cell body
conduct nerve impulses away from the cell body
tiny gaps between axon terminals, separates neurons
protects and insulates nerve fibers and increases the transmission rate of nerve impulses, axons outside the CNS are myelinated by Schwann Cells
nodes of Ranvier
gaps or indentations in the myelin sheath
consists of dense collections of myelinated fibers
contains mostly unmyelinated fibers and cell bodies
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