Nissl substance(redirected from basophilic substance)
the material consisting of granular endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes that occurs in nerve cell bodies and dendrites.
Niss·l sub·stance(nis'ĕl sub'stăns)
Nissl,Franz, German neurologist, 1860-1919.
Nissl bodies - Synonym(s): Nissl substance
Nissl degeneration - cell body degeneration occurring after transection of the axon.
Nissl granules - Synonym(s): Nissl substance
Nissl methods - staining techniques.
Nissl stain - a method for staining nerve cells.
named for Franz Nissl (1860-1919), German neurologist.
large granular bodies that stain with basic dyes, forming the reticular substance of the cytoplasm of neurons, composed of rough endoplasmic reticulum and free polyribosomes.
location of synthesis of most nervous system proteins.