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Number of axons per neuron

How many axons are there per neuron?

One axon

It is widely known the fact that a neuron, also known as a neurone or nerve cell is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrochemical signals. It is important to know that a typical neuron possesses a cell body (often called the soma), dendrites, and an axon.  Neurons are connected to each other and form neural networks.  Specialists say that the axon is a special cellular extension that arises from the cell body at a site called the axon hillock.  It travels for a distance, as far as 1 meter in humans or even more in other species.  It is extremely interesting to know that the axon may branch hundreds of times before it terminates.

This fact is verified on : November 18, 2013.





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