Relay neuron

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A relay [[neuron|neuron]] (also known as an interneuron) passes signals between [[neuron|neurons]]. They recieve a signal from one neuron and then transfer the signal to another neuron. They act like a relay messenger <ref>Becker W., Hardin J., Bertoni G., and Kleinsmith L. (2012) Becker’s World Of The Cell, 8th Edition, San Francisco: Pearson Education. Page 365</ref>.  
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A relay [[Neuron|neuron]] (also known as an interneuron) passes signals between [[Neurons|neurons]].&nbsp; Relay neurones are only found in the brain, visual system and [[Spinal cord|spinal cord]] acting to relay signals. They recieve a signal from one neuron and then transfer the signal to another interneuron resulting in the signal being passed to a [[Motor neuron|motor neurone]] thus driving the reaction to the [[Stimulus|stimulus.&nbsp;]]&nbsp;<ref>Becker W., Hardin J., Bertoni G., and Kleinsmith L. (2012) Becker’s World Of The Cell, 8th Edition, San Francisco: Pearson Education. Page 365</ref><br><br>These can be differentiated from other neurones by observing their short [[Dendrites|dendrites]] and either long or short axons..<ref>The structure and function of sensory, relay and motor neurons. [Internet]. Psychology Hub. 2017 [cited 3 December 2017]. Available from: https://psychologyhub.co.uk/the-structure-and-function-of-sensory-relay-and-motor-neurons/</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 13:15, 3 December 2017

A relay neuron (also known as an interneuron) passes signals between neurons.  Relay neurones are only found in the brain, visual system and spinal cord acting to relay signals. They recieve a signal from one neuron and then transfer the signal to another interneuron resulting in the signal being passed to a motor neurone thus driving the reaction to the stimulus.  [1]

These can be differentiated from other neurones by observing their short dendrites and either long or short axons..[2]

References

  1. Becker W., Hardin J., Bertoni G., and Kleinsmith L. (2012) Becker’s World Of The Cell, 8th Edition, San Francisco: Pearson Education. Page 365
  2. The structure and function of sensory, relay and motor neurons. [Internet]. Psychology Hub. 2017 [cited 3 December 2017]. Available from: https://psychologyhub.co.uk/the-structure-and-function-of-sensory-relay-and-motor-neurons/
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