Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
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Rhesus monkey, 10% formalin, Bodian silver, 612 x.
Axon: Shrunken axis cylinder appears black because of silver impregnation. Note the variation in axon diameter. The diameter of a nerve fiber is directly related to the speed of nerve impulse transmission; larger fibers carry electrical impulses faster than smaller fibers.
Myelin sheath: Unstained by this method. it surrounds the axis cylinder. Compare with Plate 115.
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