Nissl substance

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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.
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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.
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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
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Histopathological examination would show a focus of a well-circumscribed, round, basophilic substance, which would stain black with the Von Kossa stain.
Hematoxylin binds to basophilic substances and they are dyed violet-blue (such as heterochromatin and ribosomal RNA, which are acidic and negatively charged); eosin binds to acidophilic substances with positive charge and they are dyed pink or orange (such as cationic amino acids and proteins).