Chapter 2: Control and Coordination

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Control and Coordination

Question:

The gap between two neurons is called a:

(a) dendrite.

(b) synapse.

(c) axon.

(d) impulse.

Answer:

Our nervous system consists of nerve cells that transmit impulses from nerve cells to the different parts of the body. The nerve cells are also called neurons and they are the functional unit of our nervous system. 

Dendrite - Dendrite is a finger-like projection that receives the nerve impulses and transmits them into the cell body and then to the axon.

Axon: At the end of the axon, the electrical impulse sets off the release of some chemicals.

Synapse – The gap between the nerve ending of the axon of one neuron and the dendrite of other neurons is called a synapse.

Hence, the correct answer is (b) synapse.


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