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what is a neuron?
Neuron is a funtional unit of the nervous system. It communicates by transmitting electrical signals
Anatomy of a typical neuron
Dendrites-Soma/cell body-Axon
Dendrites
Branch from the cell body and recieve input from other neurons at synapses.
Soma/cell body
Contains the cell nucleus and other organelles .Performs major functions of the cell's metabolism.
Axon
Transmits the action potential(output).