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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 6 - Nervous Tissue

Plate 6.113 Nerve Fibers

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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NERVE FIBERS
White matter, Spinal cord cross section

Plate 6.113 Nerve Fibers

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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