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The part of neuron which encloses mitochondria and helps in maintainance of nerve cell is ____________.



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A

synapse

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B

cell body

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C

axon terminals

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D

all dendrites


Solution

The correct option is A

cell body


The cell body (soma) is the factory of the neuron. It produces all the proteins for the dendrites, axons and synaptic terminals and contains specialized organelles such as the mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, secretory granules, ribosomes and polysomes to provide energy and make the parts, as well as a production line to assemble the parts into completed products.

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