Nt1310 Unit 3

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1. The 3 major components of a dendrite are the cell body, dendrites and axon. What is the function of each one? Cell Body- the part of a neuron that coordinates information processing tasks and keep the cell alive. Axon-the part of a neuron that carries information to other neurons, muscles, or glands Dendrites- The part of a neuron that receives information from other neurons and relays it to the cell body 2. Why is an action potential an all or nothing event? A action potential is a ”all or nothing” when action potential is when the electrical impulse information travels from the axon of neuron. 3. How does a neuron communicate with another neuron? A neuron communicates with another neuron by synapses. Synapses are end points where one

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