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General Morphology of Neurons and Neuroglia

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Cellular Biology of Neurons

  1. Sanford L. Palay,
  2. Victoria Chan-Palay

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010102

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Palay, S. L. and Chan-Palay, V. 2011. General Morphology of Neurons and Neuroglia. Comprehensive Physiology. 5–37.

Author Information

  1. Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Neuronal Shape as A Sign of Function
  • 2
    Sizes of Neurons
  • 3
    Cytology of Neurons
    • 3.1
      Soma or Cell Body
    • 3.2
      Dendrites
    • 3.3
      Axon
    • 3.4
      Synapse
    • 3.5
      Neuron Doctrine
  • 4
    Neuroglia
    • 4.1
      Astrocytes
    • 4.2
      Oligodendrocytes
    • 4.3
      Microglia
    • 4.4
      Schwann Cell