TITLE

Signal Transmission in the Nervous System

AUTHOR(S)
Clapp, Peter; Bhave, Sanjiv V.; Hoffman, Paula L.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2008, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p318
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the signal transmission mechanisms and components in the human nervous system. The central component of the nervous system is the nerve cell or neuron which has three structural parts, the dendrite, cell body and axon. The authors cite that electrical signal transmission within neurons is based on voltage differences between the inside and outside of the cell. Signal transmission between cells, the role of excitation and the two classes of neutrotransmitter receptors are also discussed
ACCESSION #
39231448

 

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