Cells within the nervous system are called neurons. Neurons are the building blocks of the brain. They are designed to transmit information to other nerve cells, muscle, or gland cells. Compared to other cells, neurons are structurally and functionally unique. Most neurons consist of a cell body, an axon, and dendrites, as depicted in this button. The cell body is located in the center of a neuron and contains the nucleus and cytoplasm. The axon (not shown here) is a specialized projection that allows neuron to transmit electrical and chemical signals to other cells. Dendrites are the rootlike extentions that extend from the cell body and receive signals from other neurons.
The Neuron Pin Button is made from metal, yet are lightweight and durable with a strong safety pin. It is a perfect gift for neurologists, neuroscientists or people who are fascinated by human brains. It looks cool on anyone's lab coat, jacket, backpack, hat, or shirt.
.: 3 sizes .: Safety pin backing .: Made in the USA