A thirty-five-year-old male is admitted to a hospital following a minor car accident. He was driving home and fell asleep at the wheel. This is the third accident he has had in the past year. He also falls asleep regularly at work, at the dinner table, at church, and, in fact, anywhere. When he becomes excited or enraged, he suddenly becomes weak and falls. At night, he often has bizarre, terrifying dreams. During these dreams, he feels as if he were paralyzed.
Based on the scenario given above, answer the following questions:
a. Describe how a nerve impulse is transmitted from one neuron to the next.
Answer: The place where the axon of one neuron meets the dendrite of another is called a
synapse. When a nerve impulse…