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Vet Science

Nerve Tissues

Central Nervous System brain and spinal cord
Neuron nerve cells
Axon a hair-like extension from the cell body
Dendrite an extension of existing nerve cells that begins nerve pulses
Sensory Neuron nerve cells that have receptors that stimulate in response to a change in the animal's environment
Interneuron nerve cells that are found within the central nervous system
Motor Neuron nerve cells that begin in the central nervous system and extend to a muscle or gland
Myelin an insulator for nerves
Synapse the site of connection of axons and dendrite
Peripheral Nervous System all nerves outside the brain and spinal column
Created by: ryan.maurer