How many types of neurons are there, and what is the purpose of each?

1 Answer
Jul 12, 2018

There are THREE types of neurons.


1. Sensory Neurons:

  • Function:
    They conduct information from receptors towards CNS.
  • Structure:
    They have one dendrite and one axon.

2. Interneurons:

  • Function:
    They form brain and spinal cord.They receive information,interprets them and stimulate motor neurons.

  • Structure:
    They have many dendrites and axons.

3. Motor Neurons:

  • Function:
    They carry information from Interneurons to muscles or glands.

  • Structure:
    They have many dendrites and only one axon.