The Structure and Function of Neurons


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Which of the following is the best statement about the function of neurons?

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1. Sodium-potassium pumps help maintain membrane polarization by _____.

2. Membrane depolarization is caused by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo teaches students about neurons, their anatomy, a definition of their physical structure and parts, and how they transmit information within the body. They will be quizzed on the physiology of neurons, the function of their individual parts, and the mechanics of information transfer by neurons throughout the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments evaluate:

  • The anatomy of neurons and how they transmit information across the cells
  • How sodium pumps regulate membrane polarization and depolarization
  • The definition of membrane polarization and depolarization within the neuron
  • The function of synapses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson entitled The Structure and Function of Neurons
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as membrane polarization and depolarization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about dendrites and the anatomy of neurons

Additional Learning

To get more information about neurons, take a look at the lesson called The Structure and Function of Neurons. Here are a few objectives covered by this lesson:

  • The anatomy of neurons and how they relay information across the cells
  • Definition of axons, dendrites and the physical structures within a neuron
  • How membrane polarization and depolarization function within the dendrite
  • Understanding the function of synapses within the neuron