Talk:Axon

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  • Can link cell body: ...tion potential|electrical impulses]] away from the neuron's cell body or [[neuron|soma]]. Axons are in effect the primary transmi...
  • Can link transmission lines: ...ll body or [[neuron|soma]]. Axons are in effect the primary transmission lines of the [[nervous system]], and as bundles they help make up...
  • Can link human body: ...may extend to macroscopic lengths. The longest axons in the human body, for example, are those of the [[sciatic nerve]], which run...
  • Can link big toe: ...h run from the base of the [[spine (anatomy)|spine]] to the big toe of each foot. These single-cell fibers may extend a metre o...
  • Can link electrical impulse: ...enly spaced intervals, enabling an especially rapid mode of electrical impulse propagation called [[saltatory conduction|saltation]]. ...

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  • In Traumatic brain injury, can backlink nerve fiber: ...us system, consisting of a cell body (soma), a tail or long nerve fiber (axon), and projections of the cell body called dendrites. ...
  • In End-plate potential, can backlink nerve fibre: ...e muscle-cell membrane that lies opposite the terminal of a nerve fibre at the neuromuscular junction. The end-plate membrane is el...

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Expansion / wikification[edit]

I can't believe this article is so sparse! Is anyone interested in a collaboration to expand and reference this article further as it's definately close to the "bread and butter" of Neuroscience. Also, is the disambig link really neccesary? I'm quite sure that "The Claws of Axos" aren't being confused for an obscure episode of Dr Who. J O R D A N [talk ] 15:53, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Passive Conduction[edit]

I'm looking for information on the passive flow of electrical current within an axon. Maybe we should consider adding a section for it. Paskari (talk) 13:01, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Bad Picture[edit]

The picture has the word "axon" and a line pointing to the division between the first myelin sheath and the dendrite. Does anyone else think this is unclear? The word "axon" should point to the whole axon, perhaps using a curly brace, or at least point to the middle of the axon. I'll see what I can do to change it--let me know what you think. Halberdo (talk) 22:16, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

I think your change to Template:Neuron map is an improvement -- curly brackets or anything like that would probably just clutter it. Looie496 (talk) 23:15, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Holomorphism[edit]

Hi! Is axon is holomorphic with flagellum?--MathFacts (talk) 08:40, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

No, not even homeomorphic. Looie496 (talk) 17:33, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Do neurons have flagellae? I read that photoreceptors have flagellae through which they conduct bimpulses, but what about other neurons?--MathFacts (talk) 13:41, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
My understanding is that a flagellum is a structure that waves back and forth. I wasn't aware that photoreceptors have anything like that, and definitely most types of neurons do not. They have dendrites that can move, but more in the way that plants move than the way that animals move. Axons are like dendrites in that they grow in the same sort of way that plants do.
No I meant a structure evolved from flagellum. It has a name but I cannot remember it now.--MathFacts (talk) 01:12, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Temperature sensitivity of afferent receptors at the ends of each fibre type[edit]

Is this worth putting in thermal thresholds, the temp. at which activity is seen in each fibre type? e.g.

A-delta type 1: 53 degreesC
A-delta type 2: 44 degreesC
C-fibres: 43 degrees C

I can find the source of this if need be. 77.184.25.39 (talk) 11:47, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

That may be a bit specific for a general article on axons. Have you thought about Thermoreceptor? --Anthonyhcole (talk) 13:08, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Under the injury heading, I followed the link (link# 16) to the citation that was provided for the statement that concussions are a mild form of diffuse axonal damage. This citation does not suggest this to be so, and furthermore does not even mention axons. I believe the current thought is it "may" be a mild form of DAI, but even the Cleveland Clinic has given conflicting reports on this statement. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.144.31.134 (talk) 18:44, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Student edits[edit]

I've seen a discussion about this page at WP:Education noticeboard, and I am now placing this page on my watchlist. If there are any student edits (or any other edits for that matter) that fail to comply with Wikipedia policies and guidelines, revert, revert, revert! And for any students or faculty members working on the page, I hope that you will read Wikipedia:Assignments for student editors. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:01, 25 March 2013 (UTC)