Differentiate between neuron and nephron

Asked by urveasa1977 | 7th Aug, 2009, 04:22: PM

Expert Answer:

A nephron is the functional unit of the kidney, whereas the neuron is the basic cell of nervous tissue (present in brain, spinal cord etc.)

A neuron shows axon, cyton and dendrites whereas a nephron shows renal corpuscle, proximal convoluted tubule, Henle's loop, distal convoluted tubule and collecting duct.

Neurons have the capacity to transmit electrical impulses, which are not seen in nephrons.

Neurons are specialised to conduct nerve impulses between different parts of the body. Nephrons carry out the actual purification and filtration of the blood.

Neuron is a single cell whereas a nephron is made up of several cells.

Answered by  | 7th Aug, 2009, 05:19: PM

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