Draw the structure of a neuron and
Question:

Draw the structure of a neuron and explain its function. (CCE 2011)

 

 

Solution:

Functions:

  1. Dendrites: Picking up sensations and transmitting the same to cell body.
  2. Cell Body:
    1. Sustaining structure and function of dendrites and axon,
    2. Functioning as passage¬way for transmission of sensation or impulse to axon.
  3. Axon: Carrying impulse to another neuron, muscle, gland and organ. A single impulse can be transmitted to several structures with the help of axon terminals.
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