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cell bod·y

the part of the cell containing the nucleus.

cell body

n.
The portion of a nerve cell that contains the nucleus but does not incorporate the dendrites or axon. Also called soma1.

cell bod·y

(sel bod'ē)
The part of the cell containing the nucleus.

cell body

the enlarged region of a NEURON containing the nucleus.
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The researchers found that because human dendrites cover longer distances, a signal flowing along a human dendrite from layer 1 to the cell body in layer 5 is much weaker when it arrives than a signal flowing along a rat dendrite from layer 1 to layer 5.
We applied BoNT only once using the time frame between axonal membrane damage and sealing to load the proximal axon and cell body with toxin similar to retrograde tracers (Figures 8(a)-8(c)).
The DG polymorphic layer is targeted by reactive astrocytosis in ME7 groups, showing an increase in cell body volume and number of astrocytes, while in CA3, prion-induced changes were limited to cell body hypertrophy defined as significant increase in the volume of soma.
(8) The paranode contains cytoplasm, and it is thought to be involved in axo-glial interactions as well as molecular transport between the Schwann cell body and deep layer of myelin.
In situ , one cardiac TC in the interstitial space of a mouse heart was visible in parallel with and in close proximity to myocardium bundles, with an oval-shaped cell body and a very long, thin, convoluted and overlapped Tps that formed a three-dimensional labyrinthine network disposition; this is the significant feature that is different from FBs [Figure 1]a.
OBSERVATIONS: Neuronal somata with "typical chromatolysis" or "cell body response" were found to be located in caudal part of fifth cervical segment, whole of the lengths of sixth seventh and eight cervical segments and cranial part of first thoracic segment.
Gametes had slightly tapering anterior sides, pointed posteriorly, without a hypothecal projection or with a well marked tubular process of up to 0.25 of the cell body length, with the longest R1 and narrower sulcal lists.
[alpha]3 expression in WT Purkinje cells is diffusely distributed throughout the dendrites and cell body as shown for P15 WT Purkinje cells in Figures 1(b) and 1(c) (green labeling).
Mesenchymal stem cells are characterized morphologically by a small cell body with a few cell processes that are long and thin.
Dendritic spines help transmit electrical signals to the neuron's cell body.
Striking morphological changes were observed in epimastigotes treated with guaianolide, such as thinning and stretching of the cell body and flagellum and changes in the format of the cell body with apparent leakage of the cytoplasmic content in trypomastigote forms.
The vehicle features automatic hill descent and hill hold, cruise control, Intellipark front and rear park assist, light-sensing headlamps and rain-sensing windscreen wipers, electronic stability control (ESP) with a rollover mitigating sensor, airbags and crumple zones in its safety cell body.