Any of the conducting cells of the nervous system. A typical neurone consists of a cell body, containing the nucleus and the surrounding cytoplasm (perikaryon); several short radiating processes (dendrites); and one long process (the axon), which terminates in twiglike branches (telodendrons) and may have branches (collaterals) projecting along its course.
American spelling: neurons
(12 Dec 1998)
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