nerve cell body

nerve cell bod·y

the part of the neuron that includes the nucleus but excludes the processes.
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An axon is a long extension arising from a nerve cell body that communicates with other nerve cells or with muscles.
Nerve: The nerve is made up of the nerve cell body and the axon.
Among necessary factors are survival of the nerve cell body, initiation of the sprouting process, growth of sprouts across the zone of injury, reinnervation of endoneurial tubes in the distal segment, reinnervation of peripheral targets and maturation of nerve fibers.