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Atlas of Ultrastructural Neurocytology
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1.1. The Neuron

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Fig. 1.1. The nerve cell (neuron) consists of the nerve cell body (containing the nucleus surrounded by the perikaryon) and its processes - usually multiple dendrites and one axon (not visible in this figure). The surface of the perikaryon and processes is covered by a plasma membrane. The interior is filled with cytoplasm and organelles. Scale = 5 µm. (Mouse, neocortex). Download the high resolution image.

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