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Types and functions of neurons

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Are all neurons equal? Or are they different in shape, size and function?

How many different types of neurons are there and what are their functions?

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Types and functions of neurons are examined. The different in shape, size and function are determined.

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The average human brain (1350 gm) contains about 85-100 billion neurons. Of these, 12 to 15 billion are telencephalic neurons , 70 billion are cerebellar granule cells and fewer than 1 billion are brainstem and spinal neurons. They are not equal.

There are no neurons that lack a soma, but there are neurons that lack dendrites, and others that lack an axon.

Neurons exist in a ...

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