Friday, August 20, 2010

Multipolar Neuron

A multipolar neuron is a type of neuron which has long axon and many dendrites, allowing it to link up with many other neurons and to transmit and receive a great deal of information. These dendritic branches can also emerge from the nerve cell body. Multipolar neurons constitute the majority of neurons in the cerebral cortex and include motor neurons and interneurons.

Diagram of a multipolar neuron