What Are Nerve Cells? - Function, Types & Structure


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A nerve cell with one extension connected to the cell body is called:

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1. Depolarize means:

2. Which structure of the nerve cell is responsible for receiving electrical signals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps gauge your understanding of the nervous system and nerve cells. You will be quizzed on terms like depolarize and unipolar.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo helps gauge your understanding of the following:

  • Definition of depolarize
  • Types of nerve cells
  • Structure of a typical neuron
  • How neurons send electrical signals to cells

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding depolarization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of neurons
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding nerve cells and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about nerve cells, study our lesson called What Are Nerve Cells? - Function, Types & Structure. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what the nervous system is
  • Identify the different classes of neurons
  • Examine parts of a typical nerve cell
  • Learn about the parts of a multipolar neuron