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Created on Saturday, September 6 2014 by jdmiles

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In this cartoon of a neuron, what is the green part called?

 
        A) Dendrite
 
        B) Axon
 
        C) Nucleus
 
        D) Soma
 
        E) Green Thing
 

 


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A) Dendrite

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In this cartoon illustration of a neuron, the single axon is highlighted in green. The axon carries electrical information away from the soma, making efferent connections with other cells. Depending on the location and function of a neuron, an axon may be very short, or may be longer than a meter or two. The dendrites are the branched processes shown in green in this image:
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B) Axon

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In this cartoon illustration of a neuron, the single axon is highlighted in green. The axon carries electrical information away from the soma, making efferent connections with other cells. Depending on the location and function of a neuron, an axon may be very short, or may be longer than a meter or two.  (See References)

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C) Nucleus

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In this cartoon illustration of a neuron, the single axon is highlighted in green. The axon carries electrical information away from the soma, making efferent connections with other cells. Depending on the location and function of a neuron, an axon may be very short, or may be longer than a meter or two. The nucleus resides in the neuron soma. It is the darker green blob within the area shown in light green in this image:
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D) Soma

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In this cartoon illustration of a neuron, the single axon is highlighted in green. The axon carries electrical information away from the soma, making efferent connections with other cells. Depending on the location and function of a neuron, an axon may be very short, or may be longer than a meter or two. The soma is the body of the cell, shown in green in this image:
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E) Green Thing

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No, you are being silly.  (See References)

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References:

1. Nolte, J. (1993). The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy. Mosby, St. Louis. (ISBN:0801674832)Advertising:
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Parts of a Neuron 1
Question ID: 090614222
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/06/2014
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brain21
anatomy Comment May 21, 2016 @ 03:56
More specifically, the highlighted regions because it is interrupted and in the positions of unmyelinated portion of the axon it could also be the node of ranvier. If you wanted to put another version of the question up with that option you could.


 
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