The cell body is the largest part of the neuron that contains the nucleus. The cell body is also called the soma. Neurons, which are nerve cells, contain basic structures found in other cells, including cytoplasm, nucleo... More »

The structure of a neuron can be described as a cell body with nerve processes that transmit signals from one neuron to another. Nerve processes exist as either dendrites or axons. More »

The main function of the cell body of a neuron is to integrate synaptic information and transmit this information to other cells via the axon. The cell body also completes a variety of biochemical processes to keep the n... More »

A motor neuron stimulates a muscle fiber by firing a nerve impulse, which causes the muscle fiber to contract. Cardiac and smooth muscles contract without nervous stimulation, while skeletal muscles require excitation by... More »

The part of the neuron that normally receives stimuli is the dendrite. The dendrites, which are numerous short-branched extensions, come together at the cell body. The purpose of the dendrites is to receive and combine t... More »

The lateral sulcus is the most prominent and deepest part of the cortical sulci, according to The Free Dictionary. The lateral sulcus extends from an anterior perforated type of substance. More »

The earlobe, also called the lobule, is the fleshy lower part of the outer ear that hangs down and is designed to collect sound waves from the air and guide them to the tympanic membrane, more commonly called the eardrum... More »