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Motor neurons, light micrograph

Motor neurons, light micrograph. Motor neurons are responsible for passing information around the central nervous system (CNS) and from the CNS to the rest of the body. Each nerve cell (neuron) comprises a body surrounded by numerous extensions called dendrites. Dendrites collect information from other nerve cells or from sensory cells. Each neuron also has one process called an axon, which passes information to other nerve cells, or to effector cells such as muscle fibres. Magnification: x250 when printed at 10 centimetres wide

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Axon Axons Central Nervous System Cytology Dendrite Dendrites Dendritic Histological Histology Motor Neurone Nerve Cell Nerve Cells Neural Neuron Neurone Neurones Neurons Cells False Coloured Light Micrograph Light Microscope Nervous System Neurological Neurology


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This print showcases the intricate beauty of motor neurons, as seen under a light microscope. Motor neurons play a vital role in transmitting information within the central nervous system (CNS) and between the CNS and the rest of our body. Each neuron consists of a cell body surrounded by numerous dendrites, which act as extensions collecting information from other nerve cells or sensory cells. The image reveals the complexity and interconnectedness of these neural pathways. The false-colored depiction enhances our understanding of this microscopic world, highlighting different structures within each neuron. With a magnification of x250 when printed at 10 centimeters wide, this print allows us to appreciate the remarkable details that make up our neurological system. By studying motor neurons, scientists gain insights into how messages are relayed throughout our bodies. These specialized cells possess an axon – a single process responsible for transmitting information to other nerve cells or effector cells like muscle fibers. This photograph not only represents human biology but also symbolizes health and normalcy. It serves as a reminder of the incredible complexity that exists within us all on a cellular level. Through histological examination using light microscopy techniques, we can delve deeper into cytology and neurology to unravel the mysteries behind our nervous system's functioning. Captured by Science Photo Library, this image is an awe-inspiring testament to both scientific exploration and artistic appreciation for nature's wonders.

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