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Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
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Published online: 2005-06-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Nerve cells and synapses in the human foetal hypogastric nerves

Małgorzata Bruska
Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):199-211.

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Vol 64, No 3 (2005)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2005-06-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The hypogastric nerves of a human foetus of 220 mm C-R length (23rd week) were investigated with an electron microscope. These nerves were composed mainly of bundles of unmyelinated fibres and single myelinated fibres. Small ganglia and single ganglion cells were observed in the hypogastric nerves. Light and dark cells were found among the nerve cells. The two types of cell differed in the number of ribosomes and the amount rough endoplasmic reticulum. In the period of development investigated protosynapses and mature synapses were observed in the hypogastric nerves.

Abstract

The hypogastric nerves of a human foetus of 220 mm C-R length (23rd week) were investigated with an electron microscope. These nerves were composed mainly of bundles of unmyelinated fibres and single myelinated fibres. Small ganglia and single ganglion cells were observed in the hypogastric nerves. Light and dark cells were found among the nerve cells. The two types of cell differed in the number of ribosomes and the amount rough endoplasmic reticulum. In the period of development investigated protosynapses and mature synapses were observed in the hypogastric nerves.
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Keywords

human neuroembryology; hypogastric nerves; nerve cells; synapses

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Title

Nerve cells and synapses in the human foetal hypogastric nerves

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2005)

Pages

199-211

Published online

2005-06-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(3):199-211.

Keywords

human neuroembryology
hypogastric nerves
nerve cells
synapses

Authors

Małgorzata Bruska

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