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    A nerve cell is also called a motor neuron, which is made from a cell body, an axon and axon terminals. The cell body contains a nucleus and dendrites that receive the signals and send it down the axon that is covered in myelin sheath. The axon terminals are connected to the muscles creating a neuromuscular junction. This is where the signal is relayed to the muscle. There are two groups of motor neurons: upper…

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    Consisting of the brain and the spinal cord, the central nervous system is one of the three parts of the nervous system in human body. This system is responsible for information and action processing. It coordinates the response to a stimulus by integrating sensory information and responding properly in the environment. The brain, as the control center of human body, interprets the sensory information (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch) from all parts of the body. On the other hand, the…

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    Neurons are one of the most important cells in living animals. There are billions of neurons throughout our bodies, especially the brain which is the control house of the body. Neurons are what help us see, hear, taste, and feel sensation. This is all do to a critical phenomenon known as action potential. Action potential is caused by a change in various ions, specifically sodium and potassium. When the neuron is in a resting state with -70mV, there is a great amount of potassium ions inside the…

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    Let’s talk a little about how similar a tree in our backyards is to a neuron in our brain. A human brain cell has close to 100 billion neurons. If that’s not impressive, I don’t know what else is. The parts of a neuron are much like the parts of a tree in many ways. The word dendrite is a greek term meaning “tree-like.” The dendrite is much like the branches on a tree because just like branches on a tree receives nutrients through the tree to the leaves to help grow more leaves, a dendrite grows…

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    The Limbic System

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    cerebral cortex has more than a billion neurons. Each of these neurons are connected by synapses. These synapses are connected to several thousand other neurons. Neurons communicate with one another by sending messages through long fibers called axons. These axons send messages by sending pulses out. The function of the brain is to have control over the other organs of the body. Some basic types of responsiveness such as reflexes can be mediated…

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    Skeletal Muscle System

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    innervated by a motor neuron (motor nerve). It plays a key role in body movement and breathing along with our nervous system. The synaptic knob, motor end plate, and the synaptic cleft are all key parts of the neuromuscular junction. The synaptic knob of an axon connects with a skeletal muscle fiber to form the neuromuscular junction. The synaptic knob has numerous synaptic vesicles that are filled with the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. The synaptic knob also contains calcium pumps and…

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    pathway is further divided into three levels of neurons for transmission: The first level is where the sensation is translated into an electrical impulse from pseudounipolar neurons branching from the skin leading to the dorsal root ganglion where its axons synapses with the neuron at…

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    significant in understanding how the neurons in our body work. They used a giant squid axon because it’s big and therefore makes it easier to measure voltages across the membrane of a cell. It help to understand how the action potential is reached by the cell by using an electrode measuring inside the cell and the ion flux content that’s outside the cell. Since nerve cells in humans are extremely small, they used giant squid axons to get a better understanding of how the electrical signal is…

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    Neuron Research Paper

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    effect on our mood and behavior. The neuron is composed of 5 main parts, the cell body, dendrite, the axon, myelin sheath, terminal buttons, all are composed together to form the…

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    Action Potential

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    then the axon carries the action potential to its terminal buttons, and finally a neurotransmitter will be released. The neurons will send information, so it can travel down the axon and away from the body of the cell. The main goal of an action potential is to have a thought be created by the end of the process. A depolarizing current is created when an action potential explodes with electrical activity. It is important to remember that the transferring of ions across and through the axon walls…

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