Anatomy Term: dendrite
XAO ID: 0005016
Definition: "A neuron projection that has a short, tapering, often branched, morphology, receives and integrates signals from other neurons or from sensory stimuli, and conducts a nerve impulse towards the axon or the cell body. In most neurons, the impulse is conveyed from dendrites to axon via the cell body, but in some types of unipolar neuron, the impulse does not travel via the cell body."
Stage Range: NF stage 15 to death
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service