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Golgi's cells

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Multipolar motor and sensory nerve cells in the cerebral cortex and posterior horns of spinal cord.

Description

Multipolar motor and sensory nerve cells in the cerebral cortex and posterior horns of spinal cord. Type I possesses long axons, and type II possesses short axons. Type II is commonly known as Golgi's type (see below).

Bibliography

  • C. Golgi:
    Sulla struttura della fibre nervosa midollate periefriche e centrali.
    Archivio per le scienze mediche, Torino, 1880, 4: 221-246. Studii sulla fina anatomia degli organi centrali del sistema nervoso.
    Milano, U. Hoepli, 1886.

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