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What function do nerve cells perform?


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Nerve cells:

  1. It is also known as neurons.
  2. The neuron is the structural and functional unit of the nervous system.
  3. The three major parts of this microscopic structure are the cell body, dendrites, and axons.

Functions of nerve cells:

  1. Neurons are capable of detecting, receiving, and transmitting a variety of inputs.
  2. They can respond to physical and chemical stimuli.
  3. They can conduct electrochemical impulses.
  4. They can release chemical regulators.

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