Unipolar Neuron

A unipolar neuron is a nerve cell made of a cell body with one projecting piece called a neurite and a single axon.

The neurite extends outwards from the cell body and is connected to the axon of the neuron.

The axon is the long, thin part of the neuron that transmits information. In a unipolar neuron one end receives information (such as pain or touch) and the information is sent to the central nervous system. Some of the primary sensory neurons located in the ganglia in our brain are unipolar neurons.

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