Nervous Tissue

(Giant Multipolar Neuron)

Key:

  1. Glial cells (Aka: Neuroglia)
  2. Dendrites
  3. Cell bodies (Aka: the Soma)
  4. Nucleus
  5. Axons

Description:

  • Composed of many cell types, the neuron being the main type because it transmits information in the form of electrical impulses.
  • Cell processes can be long and extend from the cell body (which contains the nucleus of the cell)

Function:

  • Transmits information in the form of electrical signals

Location:

  • Brain
  • Spinal cord
  • Nerves