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

Plate 6.115 Peripheral Nerve

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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PERIPHERAL NERVE
Sciatic nerve cross section

Plate 6.115 Peripheral Nerve

Rhesus monkey, osmium tetroxide, 612 x.

Axons unstained: Note variation in size.

Myelin sheath: Dense sleeve around axons. Myelin sheaths in the peripheral nervous system are elaborated by Schwann cells.

Compare this preparation with that of Plate 113, in which axons only are stained.

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