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What are Neurons?
Neurons conduct impulses and the neuroglia specialized connective-tissue cells. The function of the neuron is to recieve and transmit electrical signals from the other neurons, muscles, and glands.
What are Neuroglia cells?
Neuroglia cells support and protect the neurons as it holds them together. Neuroglia supports the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) in the brain.
What is an axon?
Axon is the elongated projection that carries signals away from the cell body. An axon may have branches known as collaterals that allow communication amoung neurons.
What is a Dendrite?
Dendrites work like small hairs, are extensions of the cytoplasm of the cell. Their job is to carry signals to the cell body.
What is a Myelin?
Myelin is the fatty insulator inside the neuroglia which is produced by Schwann cells.