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Normal Neuropil 02

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, February 7 2009 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, February 7 2009.


The image above shows a section of normal neuropil, prepared with an H&E stain.
What are the structures circled in green?

 
        A) Oligodendrocytes
 
        B) Astrocytes
 
        C) Tumor cells
 
        D) Endothelial cells
 
        E) Neurons
 

 


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This question was created on February 07, 2009 by jdmiles.
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A) Oligodendrocytes

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The cells circled in green are neurons. Oligodendrocytes typically have small, dark nuclei which are surrounded by a pale pink or white halo.   (See References)

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B) Astrocytes

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The cells circled in green are neurons. The cell circled in red in the image below is an example of an astrocyte.
  (See References)

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C) Tumor cells

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The cells circled in green are neurons.   (See References)

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D) Endothelial cells

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The cells circled in green are neurons.  (See References)

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E) Neurons

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The cells circled in green are neurons.
  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582) Advertising:
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Normal Neuropil 02
Question ID: 020709131
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/07/2009
Modified: 02/07/2009
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