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Functional Classification of Neurons – Anatomical View

  • Let’s take a another look at the functional classes of neurons using an illustration that is more anatomically correct.
  • Sensory neurons inside the nerves image descriptionconduct electro-chemical signals (action potentials) from peripheral receptors to the CNS.
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the peripheral to the CNS
  • In the CNS, the sensory information is transfered to interneurons and image descriptioncarried to the brain.
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from a preripheral neuron to the brain
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from a preripheral neuron to the brain
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from a preripheral neuron to the brain
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from a preripheral neuron to the brain
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from a preripheral neuron to the brain
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from a preripheral neuron to the brain
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from a preripheral neuron to the brain
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from a preripheral neuron to the brain
  • Brain interneurons process the sensory information, develop a response, and image descriptiondeliver the action plans to motor neurons.
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from the brain to the motor neuron
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from the brain to the motor neuron
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from the brain to the motor neuron
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from the brain to the motor neuron
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from the brain to the motor neuron
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from the brain to the motor neuron
An image showing the action potential moving through an interneuron inside the CNS from the brain to the motor neuron
  • The motor neurons image descriptionconduct action potentials out of the CNS to the appropriate peripheral effectors.
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors
An image showing the action potential moving through a neuron axon from the CNS to the peripheral effectors