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    Myelin is imperative for the functioning of adequate conduction velocity speed in axons. Myelin is made of water, lipids and proteins and appears white in color. This combination of lipids and proteins form a whitish protective cover or sheath over the axon of numerous nerve fibers. This sheath covering the axon speeds up the impulses that are being conducted, which is important in the transmission of impulses in our body. Without myelin speeding up conduction, the impulses would decelerate. When this happens neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis arise. Myelin works by insulating our nerves axons and building “specialized molecular structures at small, uncovered gaps in the sheath, which are referred to as the nodes of Ranvier.…

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    length of the axon can be different. For example, the axons in the brain are shorter (Pastorino and Doyle-Portillio, 2015). The axon carries the neural impulse away from the cell body. Several structures to note that are present on the axon include the myelin sheath and the nodes of Ranvier. The myelin sheath helps with the insulation of the neural impulse and the nodes of Ranvier are the spaces that are uncovered by the myelin sheath. Once the neural impulse reaches the end of the axon, the…

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    Myelin Case Study

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    myelin and how does it affect the transmission of nerve impulses? Identify the cells responsible for the formation of myelin. Covering some axons is a multilayered lipid and protein called myelin sheath, this helps to insulate the axon and speed up nerve impulses. (Tortora pg. 407) An axon that is surrounded by myelin sheath, whether in the central nervous system (CNS) or the peripheral nervous system (PNS), is said to be “myelinated”, while the bare axon is “unmyelinated”. Action potentials…

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    PNS include all the neural tissue outside the CNS. Neuron are the nerve cells which receive the stimulus from each part of the body and send it to the CNS. A neuron consist of body cell, dendrites, axon,myelin sheath and telodendrites. Normal neuron requires all the structure works together forming a good nervous system. The damages of any…

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    made up of axons and dendrites. The synapses is the little gap between neurons across which they communicate with neurotransmitters. Every neuron usually has only one axon which can be short or long leaving the cell body however some of them can have many branches. The cell body receives…

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    Regulatory Behavior Paper

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    emotion, memory or the environment. Neurons are known as the messengers of the body. They are the nerve cells that send messages through the nervous system, while the nerve impulses send coded electrical signals from the neuron. The motor neurons carry the brain and spinal cord impulses, to the muscles and the glands, while the sensory neurons help carry impulses from the sensory organs to the brain and the spinal cord. Cell bodies become helpers to the center part of the neuron that contains…

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    response. Cell uses chemicals named factors to communicate with the others. Each cell in the communication system is capable to produce a factor and receive a factor. In the case of the central nervous system, the most common cell is neuron. And neurotransmitter plays the role as a chemical factor. In the axon terminal, neurotransmitters are carried by synaptic vesicles and then released from the axon terminal and received by the receptors on the dendrites of another neuron. When the…

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    Neuro's Nervous System

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    First, the cell body, also known as soma is located in a sensory neuron which is a small branch from the middle of the axon. The soma is basically the workshop of all the neurons, for example it manufactures proteins, process nutrients, supplies energy to neurons that they need to function. Second, the dendrites are the short branching fibers. Moreover, they are responsible for receiving information from neighboring neurons and transmitting this data to the soma. Third, the axon is the…

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    I learned was the structure of neurons. In biology class, we learned about the structure and function of cells. When learning about neurons in psychology class, we talked about cell body which contains the nucleus of the neuron. The cell body manufactures substances the neurons need for maintenance and growth. Next, I learned about dendrites which receive information and sends it through the cell body. Dendrites are found in most nerve cells which allows the input from neurons. The next part of…

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    skill causing the knowledge to go through the neuron and into your dendrites causing them to grow. Some days are harder than others to grow our dendrites because we may have encountered a situation causing stress, stress is going to create norepinephrine which would basically be like replacing the gas in our car to water which makes our synapse not fire correctly. Although just because we had encountered this stressful event does not mean that our brain is not working, it just becomes harder for…

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