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Neuron
A nerve Cell
Dendrite
The bushy, branching extension of a neuron that recieve messages and conduct them towards the cell body.
Axon
The extension of a neuron ending in terminal fibers that conduct messages to neurons, muscles, or glands
Myelin Sheath
A layer of fatty tissue encasing many neurons
Action Potential
A neural impulse; the brief electrical impulse that travels down an axon.
Threshold
Level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse