Draw the structure of a neuron and explain its function.

Neurons are the functional units of the nervous system. The three main parts of a neuron are axon, dendrite, and cell body.

Structure of a neuron

Functions of the three parts of a neuron:

Axon: It conducts messages away from the cell body.

Dendrite: It receives information from axon of another cell and conducts the messages towards the cell body.

Cell body: It contains nucleus, mitochondria, and other organelles. It is mainly concerned with the maintenance and growth.

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