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What does a neuron look like?



The brain, spinal cord and nerves form the nervous system and they are all composed of nervous tissues.

The cells are called nerve cells or neurons

  • Neuron consists of cell body or soma
  • The cell body contains the nucleus
  • It also consists of a short branched structure called dendrites 
  • The neurons consist of an elongated structure called axon
  • The tip of the axon are called nerve endings

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