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The Structure of the Neuron: The Axon Hillock

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Structure sub categories: Axon    Boutons    Dendrites    Hillock    Myelin    Soma

The axon hillock is the area where the axon originates, and is characterized by a swelling of the axon where it joins the soma. It is also the location where an action potential is generated.

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Last Updated: April 09, 2002 08:57 PM