Neurons

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Neurons are specialised cells of the nervous system. They are designed to transmit information to other neurons via passing along electrical impulses.

Neurons are comprised of a cell body, an axon and dendrites. They can be myelinated or non-myelinated. Myelination increases transmission time as the electric impulses have to jump along the axon between areas that are un-myelinated, called Nodes of Ranvier.

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