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A&PI-Ch4

Tissue the Living Fabric - Nervous Tissue

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cell of nervous system; specialized to generate and transmit electrical signals (action potentials and graded potentials) neuron
main component of nervous systems; brain, spinal cord, and nerves nervous tissue
nervous tissues __ & __ body functions regulate; control
typically neurons are __ cells with cytoplasmic extensions, or __ branching; processes
responding to stimuli is role of dendrites
transmitting electrical impulses over substantial distances within body, is role of axon
allow neurons to respond to stimuli and transmit electrical impulses over substantial distances within body processes
axons may be very long and __ myelinated
soft white somewhat fatty material that forms thick sheath about core of a nerve fiber myelin
balance of nervous tissue consists of carious types of __ cells supporting
nonconducting cells that support, insulate, and protect delicate neurons supporting cells
Created by: lfrancois