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Remak's fibres

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Non-myelinated peripheral nerve fibres.


  • R. Remak:
    Vorläufige Mittheilungen microskopischer Beobachtungen über den innern Bau der Cerebrospinalnerven und über die Entwicklung ihrer Formelemente.
    [Müller’s] Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin, 1836: 145-161. Observationes anatomicae et microscopicae de systematis nervosi structura.
    Doctoral dissertation. Berolini, sumtibus et formis Reimerianis, 1838.

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