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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. Type I possesses long axons, and type II possesses short axons. Type II is commonly known as Golgi's type (see below).


  • 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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