Crazy to think that the 2019 SDBIF Friendraiser, presented by Gomez Trial Attorneys, is happening in ONLY 3 months!!!
On September 21, 2019, join SDBIF, Gomez Trial Attorneys and our Honorary Chairwoman, Mary Seau (yes, that's Junior Seau's sister!!! ⚡️), for a beautiful and inspirational evening of survivor art, live music and wine tasting. All to raise awareness and funds for brain injury.
Our Brain Injury Community partners and friends, the Gomez Trial Attorneys, have launched their own brain injury Apple podcast, Traumatic Brainstorm: A Brain Injury Podcast. Featuring medical experts, brain injury survivors, and other trial attorneys, the podcast will to discuss the advances in this constantly evolving area of medicine and law practice.
It has been awhile, but we know how important it is for everyone to know the key terms of brain injury. Here is the next addition to the glossary term series that SDBIF has been posting. In this post, we will be explaining the different parts of a neuron and their functions. We hope that this is helpful for everyone!
“branches” off of the cell body that take in the signals from other neurons to be passed along to the next neurons
CELL BODY (SOMA):
the body of the cell where the signals from the dendrites are joined and passed on; also serves to maintain the function of the neuron
the “brain” of the cell that maintains the cell’s function; it does not have anything to do with the actual transmission of the signal
each neuron only has ONE axon (which can be up to several feet long!) that is the “wire” that transmits the signal to the next neuron
an insulating layer around the axon that protects it from damage and send the signals down the axon more efficiently and rapidly.
SYNAPSES (SYNAPTIC TERMINALS):
the final terminal of the neuron that connects to the next neuron’s dendrite allowing the signal to be transmitted
If you want to see the other glossary posts, do a search on our Facebook page for #TBIglossary and the other posts will pop up with more terminology to learn. But keep coming back to the SDBIF page to learn more about brain injury and brain injury recovery!!!