Anaxonic neuron

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An anaxonic neuron is a neuron where the axon cannot be differentiated from the dendrites.[1] Some sources mention that such neurons have no axons and only dendrites.[2]


They are found in the brain and retina.[2] They are also found in invertebrates.[3]


They act as non-spiking interneurons.[2][4]

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  1. ^ Al, Martini, Frederic Et. Anatomy and Physiology' 2007 Ed.2007 Edition. Rex Bookstore, Inc. pp. 288–. ISBN 978-971-23-4807-5.
  2. ^ a b c Kenneth, Saladin. Human Anatomy' 2007 Ed.2007 Edition. Rex Bookstore, Inc. p. 370. ISBN 978-0-07-125971-2.
  3. ^ Pannese, Ennio (1994). Neurocytology: Fine Structure of Neurons, Nerve Processes, and Neuroglial Cells. Thieme. p. 21. ISBN 978-3-13-781801-4.
  4. ^ Takahata, M; Nagayama, T; Hisada, M (Dec 7, 1981). "Physiological and morphological characterization of anaxonic non-spiking interneurons in the crayfish motor control system". Brain Research. 226 (1–2): 309–14. doi:10.1016/0006-8993(81)91104-5. PMID 7296293.