Axons: Definition & Function

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The beginning of the axon starts at which structure?

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1. What is the resting membrane potential of an axon?

2. Myelin sheaths are used for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The axon plays a crucial role in the communication between nerve cells. Use these assessments to determine how well you understand this important function and the structures of the axon that make it possible.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this quiz and worksheet to determine what you know about:

  • Structures of the axon
  • Resting membrane potential
  • Purpose of myelin sheaths

Skills Practiced

When completing these assessments take the opportunity to practice your skills at:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the functions of axons
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as axon hillock and axon terminal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the communication of neurons

Additional Learning

Review the lesson that accompanies the worksheet and quiz to improve your understanding of the structures and functions of the axon. Complete the objectives of the chapter and learn about:

  • Communications between neurons
  • Axon hillock, axon terminal and myelin sheaths
  • Depolarization of neurons and resting potential
  • Neuronal synapse, neurotransmitters and receptors
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