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Neurons are the basic building blocks of the nervous system.

Dendrites are a collection of highly branched, tapering processes extending from the cell body (soma) of a neuron which conduct impulses toward the cell body.

Unlike axons that are single, long processes which transmit impulses away from the cell body to other neurons, dendrites are a series of processes in the vicinity of the cell body which receive information from other neurons via synapses.

Terminology English: Dendrites
Function Collect information from other neurons

This quiz will test your knowledge on the structures of a neuron.

Learn about the various features of neurons in the following study unit:

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