medical three

  1. neurons
    smallest building block
  2. dentrites
    • branched projections of the neurons
    • receives signals
  3. soma
    body of the neuron
  4. neucleus
    life center of the cell.  keeps the neurons alive. carries all the activity
  5. axon
    transmits/sends the signals.  single long tail
  6. terminal button
    receives the messages transfered down by axon and communicates with another dendrite
  7. neurons are found in
    found in brain and spinal cord
  8. synaptic cleft
    space between a soma and a terminal button.
  9. vesicles
    contain neurotransmitters
  10. 4 types of neurotransmitters found in neurons
    • dopamine
    • acetylecholine
    • serotonin
    • epinephrine
  11. synapse
    are/region of the terminal button. point were communication occurs
  12. module
    two or more atoms
  13. neurotransmitters
    provoke reactions
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