Nerve Cross Section


This is a medium-power view of a cross section of a mixed peripheral nerve.  The many small "circles" with reddish-brown dots within are the individual axons, surrounded by their myelin sheaths.  The cell bodies for these axons will be located in the ventral horn of the spinal cord (voluntary motor neurons), lateral horn (autonomic motor neurons), or dorsal root ganglia (sensory neurons).

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Last updated: July 10, 2001.