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Lab RepoRt assistant
This document is not meant to be a substitute for a formal laboratory report. The Lab Report Assistant is simply a summary of the experiment’s questions, diagrams if needed, and data tables that should be addressed in a formal lab report. The intent is to facilitate students’ writing of lab reports by providing this information in an editable file which can be sent to an instructor.
● What is the purpose of this exercise?
● Are there any safety concerns associated with this exercise? If so, list what they are and what precautions should be taken. Exercise 1: Multipolar Neurons obseRvations
Sketch your observations through the microscope of the neuron, the ox spinal cord smear, and the teased myelinated nerve. Please describe what you observed on each slide.
A. What is the function of a neuron?
To carry and transmit electrical impulses generated by both internal and external stimuli.
B. What is the difference between a neuron and a nerve?
Nerves are organizes bundles of nervous system cells. These bundles are assigned specific areas of the body from which they receive and transmit information. Neurons are specialized cells in the nervous system. They are designed to carry and transmit electrical impulses generated by both internal and external stimuli.
C. What gives a multipolar neuron its name?
Their many branches, processes and extensions that come off of their cell bodies.
D. What are the functions of the dendrites and axons?
Dendrites receive incoming signals for the nerve cell. Axons are the branches from the cell body that
carry the outgoing signals of the cells to other cells in the body, including other