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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 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 »

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 »

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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 »

Semicircular canals are the part of the inner ear associated with balance. These three canals have cilia and fluid to transmit data to the brain on position and balance. More »

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