Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dendrites are the branched, tree-like protoplasmatic filaments of a neuron that conduct the electrochemical impulses towards the body of the nerve cell. These impulses are received from other neurons through their axons via synapses. The dendrite impulse towards the center of the neuron's body is called "centripetal" signal. A single nerve cell, or neuron, may have many dendrites.