What do neurons need to survive and function?

Neurons. Brain cells. Axioms. My question is: what do brain cells need to survive and function, and WHY? Carbohydrates? Oxygen? Water? What proteins? Minerals? What do they use these things for? Moreover, why can't they handle very little pressure, and or cold temperatures (10 to -30... show more Neurons. Brain cells. Axioms.
My question is: what do brain cells need to survive and function, and WHY?
Carbohydrates? Oxygen? Water? What proteins? Minerals?
What do they use these things for?
Moreover, why can't they handle very little pressure, and or cold temperatures (10 to -30 Celsius)??
Whys and hows.
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