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Descriptor in English: Neurons
Descriptor in Spanish: Neuronas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Neurônios
Descriptor in French: Neurones
Entry term(s): Cell, Nerve
Cells, Nerve
Nerve Cell
Nerve Cells
Neuron
Tree number(s): A08.675
A11.671
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
Online Note: to search NERVE CELLS use NEUROGLIA & NEURONS 1966-74
History Note: NERVE CELLS was see under NEUROGLIA & NEURONS 1963-74
See also the descriptors: Neural Conduction MeSH
DeCS UI: 9666
Descriptor UI: D009474
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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