bipolar neuron


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bi·po·lar neu·ron

a neuron that has two processes arising from opposite poles of the cell body.

bi·po·lar neu·ron

(bī-pō'lăr nūr'on)
A neuron that has two processes arising from opposite poles of the cell body.

bipolar neuron

1. A neuron that bears two processes.
2. A neuron of the retina that receives impulses from the rods and cones and transmits them to a ganglion neuron. See: retina for illus.
See also: neuron
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Multipolar ganglion cells were the most abundant type of neurons observed in sea anemone tentacles, whereas symmetrical bipolar neurons were dominant in tentacles of Hydra (Epp and Tardent, 1978).
The MNN is a plexus of large bipolar neurons that innervates the swimming muscle bands and serves as the pathway to coordinate swimming motor activity.