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.

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

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

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

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  7. Neurotransmitters
    • Chemical Messengers
    • Released into synapse when electrical signal (action potential) reaches axon terminal.
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Psych 101 - Basic Parts of Neuron
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