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The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.

Year introduced: NERVE CELLS was see under NEUROGLIA & NEURONS 1963-1974

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Tree Number(s): A08.675, A11.671

MeSH Unique ID: D009474

Entry Terms:

  • Neuron
  • Nerve Cells
  • Cell, Nerve
  • Cells, Nerve
  • Nerve Cell

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