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

Plate 6.98 Cerebellum: Nerve cell processes

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Nerve cell processes

Plate 6.98 Cerebellum: Nerve cell processes

Human, 10% formalin, Bodian silver, 162 x.

Molecular layer: Outermost layer of the cerebellum. See also Plates 92, 93, 94, 96, and 97.

Purkinje cell layer: Single row of large flask-shaped cells. See also Plates 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, and 97.

Granule cell layer: Deep to the Purkinje cell layer. It contains small closely packed granule cells.

Granule cell processes: Axons of granule cells reach the molecular layer where they bifurcate (parallel fibers) to establish synapses.

Basket cell processes: Axons of basket cells, so-named because they form a basket-like arborization around Purkinje cells.

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