a: Axon terminal ~
b: the root system of a tree
What: "The structure and development of a neuron is similar to that of a tree. Each neuron has one axon with many tails which are called axon terminals. Axon terminals are like the root system of a tree; locus of exchange of electro chemical impulses. They extend out from the cell body like the trunk of a tree through the axon electrochemical impulses delivered throughout the neurons."
Writer: Rita Smilkstein
Date: Oct 30 2013 8:11 PM
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