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Created on Sunday, September 7 2014 by jdmiles

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The arrow points to tissue that is made up of:

 
        A) Myelin but no axons
 
        B) Choroid plexus
 
        C) Mostly axons
 
        D) Half axons, half cell bodies
 
        E) Mostly neuron cell bodies
 

 


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A) Myelin but no axons

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to white matter tracts in this horizontal section of human brain. White matter consists mostly of axons, with few neuron cell bodies. The myelin surrounding the axons gives it the white appearance.  (See References)

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B) Choroid plexus

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to white matter tracts in this horizontal section of human brain. White matter consists mostly of axons, with few neuron cell bodies. The myelin surrounding the axons gives it the white appearance.  (See References)

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C) Mostly axons

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to white matter tracts in this horizontal section of human brain. White matter consists mostly of axons, with few neuron cell bodies. The myelin surrounding the axons gives it the white appearance.  (See References)

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D) Half axons, half cell bodies

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to white matter tracts in this horizontal section of human brain. White matter consists mostly of axons, with few neuron cell bodies. The myelin surrounding the axons gives it the white appearance.  (See References)

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E) Mostly neuron cell bodies

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The unnecessarily large green arrow points to white matter tracts in this horizontal section of human brain. White matter consists mostly of axons, with few neuron cell bodies. The myelin surrounding the axons gives it the white appearance.  (See References)

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References:

1. John Nolte; three-dimentional brain reconstructions by John Sundsten. The human brain: an introduction to its functional anatomy. Philadelphia, PA : Mosby/Elsevier, c2009. (ISBN:0323041310)Advertising:
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White Matter and Gray Matter 1
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Created: 09/07/2014
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