Which of the following cells is shaped like a star with a tail?
(a) Neuron
(b) Muscle cells
(c) Cells of skin
(d) RBC

Correct Answer(a) Neuron


neuron also known as a nerve cell is the structural and functional unit of the nervous system. It carries messages between the brain and other body parts. lt has three components: the dendrites, the cell body, and the axon.

The main functions of the different types of neurons are:

(i) Sensory Neuron- The main function of a sensory neuron is to transmit information from receptors to the brain

(ii) Motor neuron- The main function of a motor neuron is to transmit information from the brain or spinal cord to outer effector organs.


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Updated on: 12-Jan-2023


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