Axon

Definition of Axon:

An extended process of a neuron that conducts impulses traveling away from the cell body.

Topics Related to Axon

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)

...as a treatment
“...Function: GABA inhibits the transmission of neuronal signals by increasing the permeability of the nerve axon to chloride ions, which in turn causes the cell to become hyperpolarized (excessive negative charge) requiring a greater impulse to generate the action potential...”

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

...the condition
“...The myelin sheath surrounding the axon speeds up the transmission of nerve signals and allows the transmission of signals over long distances...”

Myelin

...related topic
“...The myelin sheath is a jacket of insulation around axons to help them conduct their electrical discharges quickly down the axon...”
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