A neuron is a nerve cell. Neurons send information to and from your brain to the rest of your body. A neuron is made up of:
There are different types of neurons. Sensory neurons send information from your senses (for example, touch or hearing) to your brain. Motor neurons send signals from the brain to the muscles.
Current as of:
April 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineAnne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: April 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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