Term: neural plate neuron
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Name: neural plate
Synonyms: presumptive central nervous system
Definition: Portion of tissue that is the earliest recognizable dorsal ectodermal primordium of the central nervous system present near the end of gastrulation before infolding to form the neural keel; consists of a thickened pseudostratified epithelium.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000132]
Name: neuron
Synonyms: ZFA:0000134
Definition: The basic cellular unit of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the nervous system.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009248]