Lecture 02 Neurons & Glia

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Neurons and Glia Chapter 2
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Nineteenth Century • Technical advances in microscopy allowed scientists to look at tissue in high magnification • Cell theory: all tissue is made up of units called cells • Cell theory was accepted for the whole body except for the nervous system. Scientists debated whether cell theory also applied to nervous system – Nerve cells have thin processes that can project a long distance. It was therefore not clear if processes were continuous, forming a network like the circulatory system (called reticular theory, favored by Golgi), or if nervous system was made up of individual cells, called neuron doctrine. – Raymond Y Cajal was the main proponent for the ___________ – The Golgi stain helped solve the dispute and show that Cajal was correct about the neuron doctrine – Golgi and Cajal shared the Nobel prize of 1906 Camillo Golgi Ramón y Cajal
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The basic parts of a neuron: dendrites, cell body and ______ • Dendrites extend from the cell body, but rarely more
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course CELL BIO & 245 taught by Professor Schjott during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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Lecture 02 Neurons & Glia - Neurons and Glia Chapter 2...

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