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When you want to move your arm your brain sends a message where does the message go?

Brain send the message via nerve impulses involving neurons which use the neuro-transmitter AcetylcholineEach nerve impulse begins in the dendrites of a neuron's. the impulse move rapidly toward the neuron's cell body and then down the axon until it reaches the axon tip.a nerve impulse travels along the neuron in the form of electrical and chemical signals.Acetylcholine- a neurotransmitter released at the neuromuscular junction triggers a muscle action potential, which leads to muscle contraction.


What is the order of impulse conduction thru reflex arc?

A reflex is an automatic response, that protects the organism from a harmful stimulus. The receptors detect a stimulus which generates a nerve impulse along the sensory neurone to the Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS decides the appropiate response to the stimulus. The nerve impulse then travels across a synapse to the relay neurone, across another synapse to the motor neurone to the effector. This is normally a muscle or an organ which moves or responds to bring about a response appropiate to the stimulus.


What part of the body sends a message to the brain?

Your nervous system sends messages from the body to the brain. Different kinds of Neurons are used to send each message, to allow your brain to know what is going on in your environment. The things that cause a reaction are called Stimuli. Messages are sent along nerve cells, or Neurons. For instance, if you prick your finger on a pin, a sensor in your skin called a Receptor sends a message of pain through a Sensory Neuron, to a Relay neuron in your Central Nervous System (which is your brain and spinal cord). The message is then sent through the CNS, to the brain, so your brain can decide how to react to the pain. The message is THEN sent through a motor neuron, which causes your muscles to move to react to the message. (Something that reacts to a message from a neuron is called an Effector- because it causes an effect.) In this case, the message from the motor neuron to the effector- your muscle- would make you pull your hand back, to get it away from the pin. In short: A change in your environment, like pain, is picked up by a Receptor. The message picked up by the Receptor is sent through a Sensory Neuron. The message is then sent through the Central Nervous System by Relay Neuron. Once the brain has decided what to do, it sends a message to the Motor Neuron. The Motor Neuron triggers an Effector (a muscle, or some chemical secretion) to react to the change. It may not be completely correct, but I'm 90% sure that's at least a rough, simple version.


What is the message sent down the neuron called?

What they relay is whether of not they were 'on' or 'off' and how often; and this occurs as an action potential firing frequency. There is no message in the sense that neurons might pass on complex messages, like an email for instance; or store memories of events and facts. No one neuron can do anything like that. It takes many neurons working together to achieve this.


During the absolute refractory period along an axon membrane of a neuron?

the neuron is unable to respond to a stimulus of any intensity

Related questions

What are the main roles played by axon?

conducts electrical impulses away from the neuron's cell body or soma. It is basically what the nerve impulse travels along.


What does an action potential refer to as?

An action potential is basically the message which is sent by the neuron down the axon towards synapse.In other words it is the impulse or the electrical signal that travels along the axon due to difference in the positive and negative charges inside and outside of the axon wall.


What steps involved in transmitting the impulse from one neuron to another and then to the muscle fiber?

Brain send the message via nerve impulses involving neurons which use the neuro-transmitter AcetylcholineEach nerve impulse begins in the dendrites of a neuron's. the impulse move rapidly toward the neuron's cell body and then down the axon until it reaches the axon tip.a nerve impulse travels along the neuron in the form of electrical and chemical signals.Acetylcholine- a neurotransmitter released at the neuromuscular junction triggers a muscle action potential, which leads to muscle contraction


What is the name of a message sent along a nerve?

Neurons. There are 3 main types: Sensory neuron. Relay neuron and... Motor neuron. I hope this answered your question!


When you want to move your arm your brain sends a message where does the message go?

Brain send the message via nerve impulses involving neurons which use the neuro-transmitter AcetylcholineEach nerve impulse begins in the dendrites of a neuron's. the impulse move rapidly toward the neuron's cell body and then down the axon until it reaches the axon tip.a nerve impulse travels along the neuron in the form of electrical and chemical signals.Acetylcholine- a neurotransmitter released at the neuromuscular junction triggers a muscle action potential, which leads to muscle contraction.


Part one Trace the nerve impulse listing the steps in as much detail as possible from which your brain sends the message to the appropriate muscles to step up one step Include the steps involved?

Each nerve impulse begins in the dendrites of a neuron's. the impulse move rapidly toward the neuron's cell body and then down the axon until it reaches the axon tip.a nerve impulse travels along the neuron in the form of electrical and chemical signals.Brain send the message via nerve impulses involving neurons which use the neuro-transmitter Acetylcholine


What muscles are used when you do step ups?

Various muscles of lower limb and back and hip.Each nerve impulse begins in the dendrites of a neuron's. the impulse move rapidly toward the neuron's cell body and then down the axon until it reaches the axon tip. a nerve impulse travels along the neuron in the form of electrical and chemical signals.


Steps in impulse transmission?

Brain send the message via nerve impulses involving neurons which use the neuro-transmitter AcetylcholineEach nerve impulse begins in the dendrites of a neuron's. the impulse move rapidly toward the neuron's cell body and then down the axon until it reaches the axon tip.a nerve impulse travels along the neuron in the form of electrical and chemical signals.Acetylcholine- a neurotransmitter released at the neuromuscular junction triggers a muscleaction potential, which leads to muscle contraction


What electrical impulse travels outward from the cell body along what?

Typically, the electrical signal that travels from the dendrites across the cell body travels by cable conduction properties (like cable TV). Once the signal reaches the axon hillock, which is the spot where the axon branches off the cell body, the electrical signal starts traveling by action potentials (and maybe some cable conduction). The signal travels to the terminal end of the axon where it initiates a calcium influx, which in turn initiates a release of neurotransmitter to act on the next, post-synaptic neuron. The axon is the long process (arm) that extends from the first cell body to the next neuron.


What must be present for a nerve impulse to begin?

each nerve impulse begins in the dendrites of a neuron's. the impulse move rapidly toward the neuron's cell body and then down the axon until it reaches the axon tip.a nerve impulse travels along the neuron in the form of electrical and chemical signals.Brain send the message via nerve impulses involving neurons which use the neuro-transmitter AcetylcholineAcetylcholine- a neurotransmitter released at the neuromuscular junction triggers a muscle action potential, which leads to muscle contraction.


Trace the impulse from which your brain sends the message to the appropriate muscles to lift a glass of water to drink?

Brain send the message via nerve impulses involving neurons which use the neuro-transmitter AcetylcholineEach nerve impulse begins in the dendrites of a neuron's. the impulse move rapidly toward the neuron's cell body and then down the axon until it reaches the axon tip.a nerve impulse travels along the neuron in the form of electrical and chemical signals.Acetylcholine- a neurotransmitter released at the neuromuscular junction triggers a muscle action potential, which leads to muscle contraction.


What is the direction of impulse in a neuron?

A nerve impulse travels toward the actual nucleus itself to pass information.