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what is an axon

The fiber like extension of a neuron by which it sends information to target cells.

nerve terminal

nerve terminal is the tip of the axon where neurotransmitters are released

functions of the axon

axons carry nerve impulses away from the cell body towards other neurons, muscle and glands

dendrites

they are branched extensions that project from the cell body

function of dendrites

they receive nerve impulses and carry the impulses towards the cell body