Histology of the Central Nervous System

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What is the characteristic of dendritic spines in pyramidal cells?

They are the preferential site of synaptic contact

What is the function of pyramidal cells in the cortex?

They are the principal output neurons of the cortex

What is the characteristic of axons in pyramidal cells?

They are long and unbranched

What is the name of the largest pyramidal cells?

Betz cells

What is the characteristic of stellate cells?

They are the principal interneurons of the cortex

What is the origin of the dendrite in pyramidal cells?

From the apex of the cell

What is the function of synapses in pyramidal cells?

They are the sites of synaptic contact

What is the characteristic of pyramidal cells that may be involved in learning?

Their ability to modify synapses selectively

What is the site of synaptic contact in pyramidal cells?

The dendritic spines

What is the characteristic of pyramidal cells that distinguishes them from other neurons?

Their ability to have apical dendrites with dendritic spines

Learn about the structure and components of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, neurons, glial cells, and blood vessels.

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