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Brain Specimens
Neuron Parts

Neuron Parts:

• Soma: body of the cell
• Dendrites: receive messages
• Axon: sends messages

A Neurons has three main parts. The cell body, or soma, is a neuron's main cellular space. The soma houses the nucleus, in which the neuron's main genetic information can be found. The axon sends messages to other neurons. The dendrites receive messages from other neurons.