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Receptors are typically not located in a neuron. Instead, receptors generally synapse onto a primary neuron, and specifically on the primary neuron's dendrite; Within the neuron physiological signals are received in the dendrite and are transmitted uni-directionally via the axon to the axon terminal. Between neurons the signal is transmitted from axon to ...


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Certain parts of the facial nerve cooperatively share structure of trigeminal nerve. For example, to reach the sublingual gland, the chorda tympani of the facial nerve joins the mandibular branch of the lingual nerve. Additionally, to reach the lacrimal gland of the eye, the greater petrosal nerve branch of the facial nerve joins the structure of the ...


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The developmental growth of bone tissue is hormonally controlled. It is, as far as I know, not under direct neuronal control. Before reaching adolescence, the long bones (mainly in the arms and legs) grow in the epiphyseal plate, the area of the bone where cartilage is formed and ossified on the diaphyseal side, thereby lengthening the bone. The longitudinal ...


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Interesting question! There has been at least one study that bypassed a spinal lesion site with autografted neuronal tissue (Tadie et al., 2004 - doi:10.1089/089771502320317069). The study participant regained voluntary motor skills 8 months after bypass surgery. The surgery involved the implantation of nerve autografts between the rostral spinal ventral ...


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We already remove old memories (well, more properly unimportant ones) partially in order to make room for new ones There are 3 different levels of storage, but none of them involve an increase of mass. (Distribution of mass, in one sense, but not amount thereof.) I'm not a neuroscientist, but there are one or two lurking around here who can correct anything ...



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