Axon Hillock: Definition & Function


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_____ are neuron extensions that allow nerve impulses to travel toward the cell body.

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1. The axon hillock is different than other areas in the neuron because _____.

2. Receptor sites are shaped to accept _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will determine your understanding of the axon hillock. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on areas such as neuron extensions and ions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the following assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Ions
  • The term for the gap between the axon of a neuron and the dendrite
  • Neuron extensions
  • Features of the axon hillock that regulate the formation of action potentials

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the axon hillock
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ions and parts of the neuron
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the travel of nerve impulses and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To study more about the axon hillock, look at the lesson titled Axon Hillock: Definition & Function. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Detail the function of the axon hillock
  • Explain the duties of neurons
  • Cover what neurotransmitters do
  • Explore action potential