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Initial Segment

Name: Initial Segment
Description: Portion of the axon proximal to the neuronal cell body, at the level of the axon hillock. The action potentials that propagate along the axon are generated at the level of this initial segment (Gene Ontology).
Super-category: Regional Part Of Axon (sao280355188)
*Id: sao256000789
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Action Potential Initiation


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DefinitionPortion of the axon proximal to the neuronal cell body, at the level of the axon hillock. The action potentials that propagate along the axon are generated at the level of this initial segment (Gene Ontology).
Examplehttp://ccdb.ucsd.edu/SAO/images/init_seg_sw_512x512.jpg  +, and http://ccdb.ucsd.edu/SAO/images/init_seg_2_sw_512x512.jpg  +
Idsao256000789  +
LabelInitial Segment  +
ModifiedDate30 May 2009  +
SuperCategoryRegional Part Of Axon (sao280355188)  +