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Zoom Into the Human Bloodstream

Deft manipulation of perspective gives viewers a

detailed look inside the human circulatory system.

The relationship between a tiny oxygen atom and the giant

organ of the heart was accomplished with a common painting technique

that fits many scales into a single picture.



A neuron is a nerve cell that is the basic building block of the nervous system.

Neurons are similar to other cells in the human body in a number of ways, but

there is one key difference between neurons and other cells. Neurons are specialized

to transmit information throughout the body.

These highly specialized nerve cells are responsible for communicating information in

both chemical and electrical forms. There are also several different types of neurons

responsible for different tasks in the human body.

Sensory neurons carry information from the sensory receptor cells throughout the body

to the brain. Motor neurons transmit information from the brain to the muscles of the body.

Inter neurons are responsible for communicating information between different neurons in the


The kind of neurons

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