Most sensory neurons are pseudounipolar, meaning they have an axon that branches into two extensions—one connected to dendrites that receive sensory information and another that transmits this information to the spinal cord.
What type of neuron carries the message to the spine?
Motor neurons of the spinal cord are part of the central nervous system (CNS) and connect to muscles, glands and organs throughout the body. These neurons transmit impulses from the spinal cord to skeletal and smooth muscles (such as those in your stomach), and so directly control all of our muscle movements.
What type of neuron that sends information from the body toward the brain and spinal cord?
Motor neurons carry messages away from the brain to the rest of the body. All neurons relay information to each other through a complex electrochemical process, making connections that affect the way you think, learn, move, and behave.
What carries messages to parts of the body?
The brain is like a computer that controls the body’s functions, and the nervous system is like a network that relays messages to parts of the body.
What carry messages away from the cell body?
An axon is a long single fiber that transmits messages from the cell body to the dendrites of other neurons or to other body tissues, such as muscles. A protective covering called the myelin sheath, covers most neurons. Myelin insulates the axon and helps nerve signals travel faster and farther.