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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells

Plate 1.10: Cytoplasmic Fibrils

Multipolar nerve cells
spinal cord

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Multipolar nerve cells
spinal cord

Plate 1.10: Cytoplasmic Fibrils

Guinea pig, alcohol, Bielschowsky's* method, 612 x.

Multipolar nerve cell: Cell body and multiple processes (axon and dendrites) that contain neurofibrils in the cytoplasm and a prominent nucleus. Muscle fibers also contain fibrillar structures within their cytoplasm. See Plate 71.

Nucleus: Centrally located within the cell body with a large deeply stained nucleolus.

Neuropil: Region between neurons filled with processes of nerve cells, neuroglia, and blood vessels.

*Bielschowsky, 1869-1940, was a German neuropathologist.

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