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Explain how the structure of the motor neuron relates to its function. [6 Marks]

I have no idea ! The motor neuron has no specific adaptation

Any help please
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GCSE?
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Yep
Combined Sciecne synergy aqa?
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Combined Sciecne synergy aqa?
triple science edexcel
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Oh
Is this to do with the reflex arc and reaction time?
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Motor neuron axons are long because it tends to be a long distance to the effector muscles which they stimulate. Motor neuron axons are insulated with a myelin sheath which acts as an electrical insulator increasing the speed at which the impulse travels along the axon, this is especially important in motor neurons as the axon is long. The cell body has numerous dendrites which extend outwards so that they can receive impulses from multiple surrounding neurons and provide a large surface area for neurotransmitters to be diffused across the synapse. They have mitochondria to release energy through aerobic respiration for the cell to use. That's all I can think of.
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Motor neuron axons are long because it tends to be a long distance to the effector muscles which they stimulate. Motor neuron axons are insulated with a myelin sheath which acts as an electrical insulator increasing the speed at which the impulse travels along the axon, this is especially important in motor neurons as the axon is long. The cell body has numerous dendrites which extend outwards so that they can receive impulses from multiple surrounding neurons and provide a large surface area for neurotransmitters to be diffused across the synapse. They have mitochondria to release energy through aerobic respiration for the cell to use. That's all I can think of.
Thats all you can think off? That's alot more than my answer of "myelin sheath insulates so it increases the speeds" 😂 thank you
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Glad it helps
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Explain how the structure of the motor neuron relates to its function. [6 Marks]

I have no idea ! The motor neuron has no specific adaptation

Any help please
you can talk about myelin sheath insulation (myelination) and node of ranvier speeds up transmission of electrical impulses.
They have a long axon to cover more distance
synapse and how they convert impulses into chemical transmitters allowing them to diffuse across gap
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