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dendrites
branched extensions that RECEIVE
axon
longer extension that TRANSMITS
axon hillock
region where signals that travel down the axon are GENERATED
myelin sheath
layer that encloses axon; electrical insulation of the axon
synaptic terminal
end of axon, split into many branches
synapse
site of communication between a synaptic terminal and another cell
neurotransmitters
chemical messengers
gated ion channels
membrane potential may change in response to stimuli that open or close those channels