Psych 101 - Basic Parts of Neuron

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Psych 101 - Basic Parts of Neuron
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  1. Cell Body
    Neuron's life support center.
  2. Dendrites
    Tree like extensions from the cell that receive.

  3. Axon
    • Sends neural messages to other neurons.
  4. Myelin Shealth
    Insulates axon and speeds neural signal. (Fatty protective cells)

  5. Axon Terminal
    End of the neuron where neurotransmitters are stored and released into synapse.

  6. Synapse
    • Space between neurons.
    • Chemical communication occurs here.

  7. Neurotransmitters
    • Chemical Messengers
    • Released into synapse when electrical signal (action potential) reaches axon terminal.

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