Neurons/neurones – dendrite, cell body, axon and axon terminal
Neuron(e) can be spelt with or without a final ‘e’.
Neurones are the body’s messengers – specialised cells that transmit signals around the body. They are made up of dendrites, the cell body (also known as the soma), the axon and the axon terminal.
The keep-fit fanatic planned a new run (neurone): she came out of her flat, straight past the lion’s den on the right (dendrite). The lions told her where to go next . . .
. . . to where they sell bodies (cell body) with axes (axons) in their hand. They cost a lot of money at the cash terminal (axon terminal).
A typical motor neurone.