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The Nervous System

Introduction and cell types

Jennifer Carbrey Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology
Cell types
glial cells
Methods of communication in
nervous system
How the nervous system is organized
central vs. peripheral
Nervous System
Types of Glial Cells
Types of Glial Cells
Key Concepts
Neurons and glia are the principal cells of the
nervous system. Neurons transmit information by
ion conduction. Glia provide structural and
metabolic support for neurons.