Histology - Nervous tissue


This is a section of the spinal cord revealing the cell body of one of the large alpha motor neurons. Note the initial portions of the dendrites and axon that arise from the neuronal body. Scattered around the neuron are many neuroglial cells, which in addition to neurons are the other type of cell in nervous tissue. Neurons are the electrical communication and circuit board cells of the body. The neuroglial cells do not generate or conduct nerve impulses, but they have important supportive roles for the neurons.

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