Item CE137001: Nerve cells make molecules for growth and eliminate their own waste material.

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 make molecules for growth, and they eliminate their own waste material.
  2. Nerve cells make molecules for growth, but they do not eliminate their own waste material.
  3. Nerve cells eliminate their own waste material, but they do not make molecules for growth.
  4. Nerve cells do not eliminate their own waste material, and they do not make molecules for growth.

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall27%
Grades 6–828%
Grades 9–1226%
Male27%
Female27%
Primary Language is English27%
Primary Language is not English26%

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