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neu·ro·pil

, neuropile (nū'rō-pil, -pīl),
The complex, feltlike net of axonal, dendritic, and glial arborizations; forms the bulk of the central nervous system's gray matter, and in which the nerve cell bodies lie embedded.
[neuro- + G. pilos, felt]

neu·ro·pil

, neuropile (nūr'ō-pil, -pīl)
The complex, feltlike net of axonal, dendritic, and glial arborizations that forms most of the gray matter of the central nervous system, and in which the nerve cell bodies lie embedded.
[neuro- + G. pilos, felt]
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As shown in figures 1 and 2, two well-defined regions could easily be identified: the first is a wide neuropile zone located at the anterodorsal region of the ganglion and in which numerous synapses could be observed (Fig.
That same perimeter was then transferred to an unstained area of the central neuropile to obtain background levels.
Electrical stimulation of the oral ganglion or th e apical neuropile of Dendraster excentricus larvae induced metamorphosis (Burke, 1983).
The monopolar cells of invertebrates can be seen as the product of segregating somata into a cortex of cell bodies surrounding the neuropile formed by their neurites.
To resolve this cluster of perikarya and dense neuropile, rotations were calculated for three-dimensional confocal images (Fig.
These dense regions of neuropile are thought to be the sites of convergence for information about the quality or identity of an odor.
In Type A, in contrast to the other two types of postlarvae, the eyestalk contains the neuropile layers of the optic lobes and other anterior protocerebral regions [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 6B OMITTED].