what are neurons so special? Why are they so different from other cells?

published on November 27, 201511 responses 4 5.0★ / 5

Neurons are building blocks of:

nervous system
skeletal system
gastrointestinal system

Sensory neurons:

are able to stimulate muscle cells throughout the body.
carry information from the sensory receptor cells throughout the body to the brain.
are the neurons that provide connections between sensory and motor neurons, as well as between themselves

Action potential is:

rapidly moving exchange of ions
rapidly moving exchange of metals
rapidly moving exchange of atoms

synapse is:

gap between neurons
chemical signal
link between bones

Human brain has about:

50 bilion neurons
100 bilion neurons
100 milion neurons