Similar term(s): nerve cell.
Neurons are the nerve cells that make up the central nervous system.
This unique type of cell found in the brain that receives and conducts
electric imulses, processing and transmitting information
A neuron consists of a cell body containing the nucleus, a single axon which
sends messages by conveying electrical signals to other neurons, and a host of
dendrites which deliver incoming signals.
Source: Morphonix Neuron