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 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 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 »

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 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 » Science Human Anatomy Nerves

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 » Science Human Anatomy Nerves

A sciatic nerve diagram is a diagram displaying the sciatic nerve in relation to other parts of the body. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and runs down the length of the entire leg. It is both the longest and ... More » Science Human Anatomy Nerves