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Descriptor English: Neurons
Descriptor Spanish: Neuronas
Descriptor Portuguese: Neurônios
Descriptor French: Neurones
Entry term(s): Cell, Nerve
Cells, Nerve
Nerve Cell
Nerve Cells
Neuron
Tree number(s): A08.675
A11.671
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009474
Scope note: The basic cellular units 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.
Annotation: do not use as a substitute or synonym for BRAIN /cytol
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: NERVE CELLS was see under NEUROGLIA & NEURONS 1963-74
Online Note: to search NERVE CELLS use NEUROGLIA & NEURONS 1966-74
History Note: NERVE CELLS was see under NEUROGLIA & NEURONS 1963-74
Related: Neural Conduction MeSH
DeCS ID: 9666
Unique ID: D009474
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Neurons - Preferred
Concept UI M0014736
Scope note The basic cellular units 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.
Preferred term Neurons
Entry term(s) Cell, Nerve
Cells, Nerve
Nerve Cell
Nerve Cells
Neuron



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