If a neuron were a tree, the trunk would represent the _axon and the small branch extensions would represent the __dendrites ___. dendrites; axon axon; dendrites dendrites; cell body
If a neuron were a tree, the trunk would represent the cell body and the small branch extensions would represent the dendrites
The structure of a neuron has three main parts – A) Cell body, B) Axon and C) Dendrite. If the structure of neuron is compared with a tree, the dendrites will become the branches, axon will become the root and cell body will become the trunk of the tree.
The cell body is also called soma and the nucleus lies here where proteins are produced and then transported through the dendrites and axon.
B. axon; dendrites
The axon is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell that typically conducts electrical impulses away from the neuron's cell body.
The dendrites are short branched extensions of a nerve cell, along which impulses received from other cells at synapses are transmitted to the cell body.