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neuron without dendrite

k p Collins kpaulc at [----------]earthlink.net
Thu Feb 19 17:14:43 EST 2004

Hi Xiaoshen,

"Xiaoshen Li" <xli6 at gmu.edu> wrote in message
news:c1396l$sqe at portal.gmu.edu...
> Hi:
> Recently a lot of studies have focused on the dendritic tree of neuron.
> More and more knowledge is getting regarding its function. However, not
> every neuron has a dendrite. My impression (I maybe wrong) is that
> unipolar neuron and bipolar neuron do not have dendrite. (Multipolar
> neuron is the neuron which has dendrite and is the typical neuron).
> I am curious how those neurons without dendrite get around those
> important "dendrite functions". Could anybody give me more information?
> Thank you very much.
> Sincerely,
> Xiaoshen

Sounds like my life :-]

I'm not sure, but synaptic contacts on the cell body
are probably sufficient because they are involved in
critical rapid-sum-and-fire relationships with respect
to their afferents.

But what I really wanted to say is that the way you
"go for it" is like a breath of fresh air.

Takes me back to when the world lay before me,
in my youth.

And I enjoy being reminded of what's good and
True in an Explorer's 'heart'.

Cheers, Xiaoshen,


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