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Plate 6.106 Sensory Ganglion: Pseudounipolar neurons

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Pseudounipolar neurons

Plate 6.106 Sensory Ganglion: Pseudounipolar neurons

Cat, alcohol-ammonium fixation, Ranson's method, 500 x.

This plate is taken from an embryonic Gasserian* or trigerninal ganglion (fifth cranial nerve) and shows pseuclounipolar sensory neurons. Nuclei of neurons are seen as negative images. These neural processes characteristically bifurcate into central and peripheral extensions. The Gasserian ganglion is the "dorsal root ganglion" of the trigeminal nerve.

* Gasser was an eighteenth-century Viennese anatomist.

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