Nerve cells, or neurons, receive electrochemical signals, process them and transmit them to other cells. Most often, these are other neurons, but nerve cells signal muscle cells and other active cells of the body as well... More »

The main difference between muscle and nerve cells is their structure and function. Muscle cells form muscle tissues which contract and relax muscles both voluntarily and involuntarily. Nerve cells form nervous tissues w... More »

To understand how a nerve impulse travels along the neuron, the complete pathway of the neuron must be understood. The impulse is essentially a message that is sent to the brain. More »

According to Albany University, nerve cells have a distinctive long, thin shape because they must be able to transmit impulses over long distances. Nerves pick up electrical impulses from all over the body, and these imp... More »

The sciatic nerve begins in the lower portion of the spine, traces through the buttocks and down each leg, according to MedlinePlus. This nerve controls muscles at the knee and in the lower leg. It is responsible for fee... More »

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The sciatic nerve is the primary nerve that runs down the back of the leg. It branches from the lower spine and runs the entire length of the leg and foot. More »

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A nerve doctor is called a neurologist. A neurologist who specializes in surgical care of nerve-related injuries is called a neurosurgeon. Neurology is a branch of medicine that studies the nerves, brain, nervous system ... More »