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The neuronal structure of the mamillary nuclei in guinea pig: Nissl, Klüver-Barrera and Golgi studies

Anna Robak
Folia Morphol 2000;59(2):105-110.

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Vol 59, No 2 (2000)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2000-02-16
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The neurons of the mamillary body of adult guinea pigs were classified into four types: Type 1 — unidendritic cells with rounded perikarya (7–16 µm) and one thick primary dendrite, mostly dividing into tortuous secondary branches; Type 2 — bipolar cells: curly or simple ones with fusiform perikarya (13–22 µm); the curly-bipolar neurons possess 2 primary dendrites which may divide, even into tertiary dendrites, but each of them runs in screw-like or bending patterns; the simple-bipolar neurons have slender dendrites following a more straight route; Type 3 -multipolar cells with cap-like perikarya (10–20 µm) and 2–3 dendritic trunks originating from the base of the perikaryon and running in a wavy pattern; sometimes their dendrites possess spiny-like protrusions; Type 4 — multipolar cells with triangular or quadrangular perikarya (13–28 µm) and 3–4 dendritic trunks, poorly ramified, having a rather rectilinear course. In all types of neurons, dendritic spines are absent or rare. The majority of these neurons have a short impregnated axon originating from the perikaryon or primary dendrite.

Abstract

The neurons of the mamillary body of adult guinea pigs were classified into four types: Type 1 — unidendritic cells with rounded perikarya (7–16 µm) and one thick primary dendrite, mostly dividing into tortuous secondary branches; Type 2 — bipolar cells: curly or simple ones with fusiform perikarya (13–22 µm); the curly-bipolar neurons possess 2 primary dendrites which may divide, even into tertiary dendrites, but each of them runs in screw-like or bending patterns; the simple-bipolar neurons have slender dendrites following a more straight route; Type 3 -multipolar cells with cap-like perikarya (10–20 µm) and 2–3 dendritic trunks originating from the base of the perikaryon and running in a wavy pattern; sometimes their dendrites possess spiny-like protrusions; Type 4 — multipolar cells with triangular or quadrangular perikarya (13–28 µm) and 3–4 dendritic trunks, poorly ramified, having a rather rectilinear course. In all types of neurons, dendritic spines are absent or rare. The majority of these neurons have a short impregnated axon originating from the perikaryon or primary dendrite.
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Keywords

medial mamillary nucleus; lateral mamillary nucleus; types of

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Title

The neuronal structure of the mamillary nuclei in guinea pig: Nissl, Klüver-Barrera and Golgi studies

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 59, No 2 (2000)

Pages

105-110

Published online

2000-02-16

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2000;59(2):105-110.

Keywords

medial mamillary nucleus
lateral mamillary nucleus
types of

Authors

Anna Robak

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