The Fine Structure of the Nervous System: Neurons and Their Supporting Cells

By Alan Peters; Sanford L. Palay et al. | Go to book overview

The Fine Structure of the Nervous System
Neurons and Their Supporting Cells

Third Edition

ALAN PETERS Waterhouse Professor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

SANFORD L. PALAY Bullard Professor of Neuroanatomy, Emeritus Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

HENRY DEF. WEBSTER Chief, Laboratory of Experimental Neuropathology National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland

New York Oxford OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1991

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The Fine Structure of the Nervous System: Neurons and Their Supporting Cells
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations xv
  • 1 - General Morphology of the Neuron 3
  • 2 - The Neuronal Cell Body 14
  • 3 - Dendrites 70
  • 4 - The Axon 101
  • 5 - Synapses 138
  • 6 - The Cellular Sheaths of Neurons 212
  • 7 - The Neuroglial Cells 273
  • 8 - The Ependyma 312
  • 9 - Choroid Plexus 328
  • 10 - Blood Vessels 344
  • 11 - The Neuropil 356
  • 12 - Connective Tissue Sheaths of Peripheral Nerves 384
  • 13 - The Meninges 395
  • References 407
  • Index 487
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