Item CE136001: Nerve cells obtain energy from food and make molecules for growth.

A specialized function of living nerve cells is to transmit electrical signals from the brain to the rest of the body. Which of the following is TRUE of nerve cells?

  1. Nerve cells obtain energy from food, and they make molecules for growth.
  2. Nerve cells obtain energy from food, but they do not make molecules for growth.
  3. Nerve cells make molecules for growth, but they do not obtain energy from food.
  4. Nerve cells do not make molecules for growth, and they do not obtain energy from food.
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Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 523 1578 33%
Grades
  6–8 353 1016 35%
  9–12 170 561 30%
Gender
  Male25778733%
  Female26077034%
Primary Language
  English471142233%
  Other3812530%

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