Multipolar neuron

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Multipolar neuron
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Anatomy of multipolar neuron
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A multipolar neuron (or multipolar neurone) is a type of neuron that possesses a single axon and many dendrites (and dendritic branches), allowing for the integration of a great deal of information from other neurons. These processes are projections from the nerve cell body. Multipolar neurons constitute the majority of neurons in the central nervous system. They include motor neurons and interneurons and are found mostly in the cortex of the brain, the spinal cord, and also in the autonomic ganglia.

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