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Neurons

Nerve cells, are the basic unit of the nervous system.

1

Soma

So body; stores energy for the cell.

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Dendrite

Receives messages from the other neurons and conduct the messages towards the soma.

3

Axon

Sends messages to other neurons.

4

Axon terminal

The end of the axon that contains neurotransmitters.

5

Myelin sheath

Insulates axon so signals can travel quickly.

6

Glial cells

Create myelin, supports and guides neurons, and helps repair neurons.