axons

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  • Axons in the central nervous system typically show complex trees with many branch points.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It has been difficult to record from gamma motoneurons during normal movement because they have very small axons.
  • 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.
  • Axons have been observed to regenerate in close association to these cells.
  • The axons themselves can also be damaged by the attacks.
  • Axons must therefore take different routes to connect nuclei in different vocal learning species.
  • There is more white matter (longer axons) on right and more grey matter (cell bodies) on the left.
  • However, axons from each LGN can only be driven by one side of the eye, but not both together.
  • Giraffes have single axons several meters in length running along the entire length of their necks.
  • Some axons can extend up to one meter or more while others extend as little as one millimeter.
  • The axis cylinder is present in all axons and is the part essential to their work. Cited from Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools, by Francis Marion Walters
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Root form of axons is axon for the noun.

Meaning of axons

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