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Structure of aNeuron

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Dendrites
Structure of aNeuron

Dendrites are treelike extensions at the beginning of a neuron that help increase the surface area of the cell body and are covered with synapses. These tiny protrusions receive information from other neurons and transmit electrical stimulation to the soma.

Dendrite Characteristics

  • Most neurons have many dendrites
  • Short and highly branched
  • Transmits information to the cell body
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