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Protoplasmic extensions from the neural cell body are of two types, dendrites and
axons. Rarely, a cell has only one process, a single axon. Bipolar cells, which are
found in the human retina among other places, have a single dendrite and a ...
Symbols in (i): D, dendrites; C, the cell body with its nucleus; ax, axon; Col,
collaterals; S, Schwann's sheath; R, node of Ranvier; a, area of the naked axon; b
, area of the axon covered only with myelin; c, area covered with both myelin and
axon. Such a backward (antidromic) current can be propagated inside a neuron,
but it cannot cross a synapse. This current raises the charge on and depolarizes
the membrane of the cell body or soma, which has a threshold twice as high as ...
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TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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