Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue - Review Questions - Page 426: 10


(c) axon hillock

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In a neuron, an action potential is also called a nerve impulse, and is typically generated only in axons. More specifically, it is the axon hillock region of the axon that is responsible for generating an action potential.
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