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neuron

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The basic cellular unit of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the nervous system. [ MESH:D009474 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuron MESH:A08.663 ]

Synonyms: nerve cell

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  • FMA:54527
  • VHOG:0001483
  • FBbt:00005106
  • BTO:0000938
  • CALOHA:TS-0683
  • WBbt:0003679
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These cells are also reportedly CD4-negative and CD200-positive. They are also capable of producing CD40L and IFN-gamma.