Draw the structure of a neuron and explain its function.

The structure of neuron is


  • Neurons are the fundamental unit of the nervous system.
  • Neurons are also called as nerve cells. The main function of the neurons is to pass the receiving information and send appropriate signals to the rest parts of the body.
  • The signals received are in the form of electrical signals.
  • Neuron comprises dendrite, axon and cell body. Dendrites receives messages from the surrounding and sends it to the cell body.
  • Cell body consists of nucleus, mitochondria and other organelles.
  • Axon transmits the message away from the cell body and pass it to the next receiving neuron.

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