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what is the axon and what does it do?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Axon: Nerve fiber projecting from nerve cell (Neuron), conducting electrical impulses to send information to other neurons & muscles & glands.
Answered on Nov 2, 2016

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