Why is the shape and structure of a neuron important?

The neuron is often thought of as the "building
block" of the nervous system, and for good reason. [ The neuron is the fundamental unit
which makes up a nerve pathway, neural firing (neurotransmitter release) takes place at
the level of the neuron, and many aspects of the physiology-behavior relationship can be
explained in terms of activity at the neuronal level. Therefore, we will begin our
discussion of the nervous system with a description of the external structure of the
neuron.
In a general sense you can think of the neuron as a miniature self-contained information
processor. It

receives inputs, processes information, and generates outputs. The structure
most associated with receiving is the dendrite, the structure most associated with
processing is the cell body (also called soma), and the process most associated with the
output is the axon, more specifically the terminal buttons (see Figure 1). If we move to
a slightly more detailed level we will find that neural signals most often are received by
specialized areas on the dendrites called dendridic spines. As for the cell body, the
"processing" actually occurs in the nucleus, within the cell body. Continuing our analogy
of the nerve cell as an independent information processor, we can think of the nucleus as
the "brain" of the cell, where many important cellular activities are initiated ]

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Solve the equation: 5x + 9 = 1 A: x = -3/5 B: x = -8/5 C: x = 5/8 D: x = 8/5

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5x + 9 = 1

5x = 1 - 9

5x = -8

x = -8/5

5x = 1 - 9

5x = -8

x = -8/5

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Solve the equation.
4(p - 2) = 3(p + 1)
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Simplify each expression. 6x2 - 3(x - x2)

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6x^2 - 3(x - x^2)

= 6x^2 + (-3)(x) + (-3)(-x^2)

= (6x^2 + 3x^2) + (-3x)

= 9x^2 - 3x

= 6x^2 + (-3)(x) + (-3)(-x^2)

= (6x^2 + 3x^2) + (-3x)

= 9x^2 - 3x

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5a - 3a + 1 = 2a + 1

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