Nissl bodies


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Ni·ssl sub·stance

(nis'ĕl),
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)
The material consisting of granular endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes that occurs in nerve cell bodies and dendrites.
Synonym(s): Nissl bodies, Nissl granules.

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.
Nissl substance - the material consisting of granular endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes that occurs in nerve cell bodies and dendrites. Synonym(s): basophil substance; Nissl bodies; Nissl granules; substantia basophilia; tigroid bodies

Nissl bodies

organelles (granular endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes and Nissl substance) within dendritic nerve cell bodies

Nissl

named for Franz Nissl (1860-1919), German neurologist.

Nissl bodies
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.
Nissl granules
location of synthesis of most nervous system proteins.
Nissl substance