axon

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  • Axons in the central nervous system typically show complex trees with many branch points.
  • There are four different ways an axon can take before reaching its terminal.
  • How do axons know where to target and how to reach these targets?
  • In the last thirty years or so, scientists have used various methods to work out how axons find their way.
  • In the matter of length, great variation is found among the axons in different parts of the body. Cited from Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools, by Francis Marion Walters
  • They are also a valuable source of giant axons for medical research.
  • To some extent, also, axons pass through ganglia with which they make no connection. Cited from Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools, by Francis Marion Walters
  • Once axons reach their target areas, activity-dependent mechanisms come into play.
  • Over time, the time it takes an action potential to propagate down the length of a particular axon can change.
  • These are known as non-medullated axons and they have a gray instead of a white color. Cited from Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools, by Francis Marion Walters
  • Men have more white matter than females both in volume and in length of myelinated axons.
  • A single axon may make as many as several thousand synaptic connections with other cells.
  • It has been difficult to record from gamma motoneurons during normal movement because they have very small axons.
  • Louis shot away into the outer office, where Axon was just putting on his hat to go to the bank. Cited from The Price of Love, by Arnold Bennett
  • Sometimes they may myelinate many axons, especially when in areas of short axons.
  • Axons can be distinguished from dendrites by several features including shape, length, and function.
  • It has been shown that glial cells also play a role in axon guidance in various ways.
  • Axons have been observed to regenerate in close association to these cells.
  • The axons themselves can also be damaged by the attacks.
  • The soma may give rise to numerous dendrites, but never to more than one axon.
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Meaning of axon

  • noun Long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron