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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.


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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.


Dr. Bradford Romans
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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What do neurons do?

What do neurons do?

Neurons transmit sig: neurons transmits electric . They also process and transmit information between two cells. or introduce synapses, the specialized sites where neurons send and receive information from other cells, They also allow groups of neurons to coordinate complex processes.Without neurons, central nervous system does not function. Schwann cells lay down myliene around it which protects it and helps in fas ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Fisher
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Where are motor neurons found? What exactly do they do?

Where are motor neurons found? What exactly do they do?

Brain & spinal cord: Motor neurons provide connections for motor pathways which eventuate in our ability to move our muscles, walk and balance, and actively physically interact with our environment. This is simplistic as other nerve cells help refine and modulate all of these activities in a balanced fashion. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Dr. Mark Reynolds
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
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