the basic unit of the nervous system; transmits chemical messages throughout the body
a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
a neuron, or cell that conducts neural impulses
A specialized cell that transmits information to other nerve cells, muscle, or gland cells. It is the basic working unit of the brain. Also called a "neuron.
A cell specialized to originate or transmit nerve impulses.
The basic functional unit of the nervous system. These specialised cells transmit chemicals and electrical impulses and so carry information from one part of the body to another.
A type of cell that receives and sends messages from the body to the brain and back to the body. The messages are sent by a weak electrical current. Also called a neuron.
The basic working unit of the nervous system. The nerve cell is typically composed of a cell body containing the nucleus, several short branches (dendrites), and one long arm (the axon) with short branches along its length and at its end. Nerve cells send signals that control the actions of other cells in the body, such as other nerve cells and muscle cells.