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Neuron (Overview)

A neuron is a specialized cell that conducts impulses within the nervous system. It is made up of a cell body and processes including the axon and dendrites.


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What are the tests used to diagnose upper motor neuron disorders?

What are the tests used to diagnose upper motor neuron disorders?

Clinical is the best: You've just stated a few hundred different disease processes that involve "UMN disorders." Which one did you have in mind? The best way to a diagnosis is a well trained neurologist who likes to examine their patients, judiciously use tests to help support their clinical thinking or help reorient them if necessary and not make snap decisions. Do you know anybody like that? That's who needs to see U ...Read more

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Neuron (Overview)

A neuron is a specialized cell that conducts impulses within the nervous system. It is made up of a cell body and processes including the axon and dendrites.


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What would a neuro look for if nerve cells or neurons were damaged and dying?

What would a neuro look for if nerve cells or neurons were damaged and dying?

A diagnosis: Which would include a history, physical exam, blood tests, and additional testing as indicated. ...Read more

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What type of neuronpathy are there ? i have no emotions feelings im positive my neurons are producing very little chemical and electrical changes ?

What type of neuronpathy are there ? i have no emotions feelings im positive my neurons are producing very little chemical and electrical changes ?

See my thots: You could see either a psychiatrist or psychologist, but you are describing emotional changes, which may be consistent with chemical depression. Meds are available which can dramatically help. Get this addressed. ...Read more

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What would happen if you somehow fused your neurons together?

What would happen if you somehow fused your neurons together?

Are you worried?: The separation of neurons by synapses is what makes it possible for the brain to do what it does, namely, think and control muscles. If you fused them all together your skull would contain a gigantic hard-boiled egg. Why do you ask? Are you afraid that it could happen or has happened to you? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how information travel between neurons and other cells?

Can you tell me how information travel between neurons and other cells?

Electro-chemical: Neurotransmitters exist at the termination of the axon as it contacts other nerves or muscles. There are excitatory neurotransmitters, and inhibitory. The former glutamine and glycine, the latter norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin. All exists in a balance, and is fine tuned in normal daily activity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neuron?

What is the definition or description of: neuron?

Nerve Cell: A neuron is a specialized cell that conducts impulses within the nervous system. It is made up of a cell body and processes including the axon and dendrites. ...Read more

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What are the last stages of motor neurons disease?

What are the last stages of motor neurons disease?

Gruesome: Patient needs assistance with nutrition due to inability to swallow, and chokes on secretions, so a peg feeding tube is placed. Cannot breathe so a tracheostomy is employed. Infections overwhelm the system, and diffuse weakness or even paralysis from the muscle atrophy is present. But most patients intact cognitively and appreciate the catastrophe. Rather horrendous situation. ...Read more

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