Explain the structure and function of a Neuron

Neuron is the long nerve cell. It has a central part which is called cell body or Cyton. There are many thread-like branches extend all side from the Cyton. These thread-like  branches are called Dendrons.

structure and function of a Neuron

These Dendrons also divide further and form Dendries. There are also a long tube shaped extension which is called Axon is connected to the muscles.


  • Neuron controls and helps in the coordination of the body.
  • It transmits message in the form of impulses in body in only one direction.
  • It connects the brain to the spinal cord.

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