THOMAS DEERINCK, NCMIR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY THOMAS DEERINCK, NCMIR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nerve cells. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of nerve cells, showing cell bodies (orange) and extensions called axons and dendrites (golden). Neurons are responsible for passing information around the central nervous system (CNS) and from the CNS to the rest of the body.
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