Types of cell in the nervous system

by Dr Karen Stanley and reviewed by Dr Annie Swanepoel


Types of cellLearning outcomes:


By the end of this module, you should be able to:


  • label a diagram of a neuron and list its functions


  • classify the different types of neurons


  • name the types and roles of glial cells


  • understand the histology of the cerebral and cerebellar cortices, as well as the hippocampal region.


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