ARE NEURON AND NERVES ARE SAME ?

Asked by P VISHNU | 18th Aug, 2015, 05:08: PM

Expert Answer:

Neurons and nerves are not the same, but they are different. Nerves are actually projections of neurons.

Neurons

Nerves

1. A neuron is an individual cell.

1. A group of neurons form a nerve.

2. There are two types of neurons, sensory and motor neurons.

2. There are three types of nerves, afferent, efferent and mixed nerves.

3. Neurons are found in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

3. Nerves are found in the peripheral nervous system.

4. Neurons conduct nerve impulses.

4. Nerves transmit information to various parts of the body.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 18th Aug, 2015, 05:22: PM