What are the differences between nerves/neurones?

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Another thing that I am confused about in core biology......
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Another thing that I am confused about in core biology......
I don't think there is one. The definition for a neurone is a specialized cell that transmits nerve impulses, e.g a nerve cell.
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A nerve is usually a bundle of lots of fibres and cells, while a neuron is a single cell.
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I don't think there is one. The definition for a neurone is a specialized cell that transmits nerve impulses, e.g a nerve cell.
Ooo, okay! Thanks very much for your help!
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A nerve is usually a bundle of lots of fibres and cells, while a neuron is a single cell.
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Ooo, okay! Thanks very much for your help!
No, she is wrong. A neuron (also called a nerve cell) is a cell that processes and transmits electrical impulses. It has several parts, with one of them being the axon, a long projection that the neuron uses to transmit the impulses to other neurons or cells.

A nerve is a bundle of such axons in the peripheral nervous system. It contains parts of many neurons (the axons), but not entire neurons itself.

So a nerve is not a neuron.
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No, she is wrong. A neuron (also called a nerve cell) is a cell that processes and transmits electrical impulses. It has several parts, with one of them being the axon, a long projection that the neuron uses to transmit the impulses to other neurons or cells.

A nerve is a bundle of such axons in the peripheral nervous system. It contains parts of many neurons (the axons), but not entire neurons itself.

So a nerve is not a neuron.
Ohhhhh, okay! Damn, nervous system is a complicated topic! Thanks for the help though!
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