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

Plate 6.97 Cerebellum

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Plate 6.97 Cerebellum

Human, Müller's fluid, carmine stain, 162 x.

Molecular layer: This is the most superficial layer. It is sparsely cellular and largely synaptic. Note dendrites of Purkinje cells arborizing in this layer. See also Plates 95, 96, and 98.

Purkinje cells: Single row of flask-shaped large neurons. It has the largest neurons in the cerebellum. Dendrites arborize richly in molecular layer. Axons enter medullary core.

Granule cell layer: Closely packed with chromatic nuclei of small granule cell neurons. Lighter islands in this layer represent glomeruli where synapses are established.

Deep white matter: Contains afferent and efferent fibers of the cerebellum. Also known as medullary core.

See also Plates 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, and 99.

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