What is the difference between Dendrite and Axon?

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The difference between Dendrite and Axon are given below:

Dendrite:

1. Dendrites are branched or unbranched structures arise from cyton.

2. These carry impulse towards the cell body.

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3. Dendrties devoid of myelin sheath and are not insulated.

4. Nissl’s granules are neart he site of origin Node of Ranvier absent.

5. Dendrites are small.

Axon:

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1. Axons are branched at the tail ends.

2. They carry impulse away from the cyton.

3. They may be myelinated or non-myelinated.

4. Nissl’s granules absent and node of Ranvier present.

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5. These are long and big in size.

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