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perikaryon

 [per″ĭ-kar´e-on]
the cell body of a neuron; called also neurosome.

per·i·kar·y·on

, pl.

per·i·kar·y·a

(per'i-kar'ē-on, -ă),
1. The cytoplasm around the nucleus, such as that of the cell body of nerve cells.
2. The body of the odontoblast, excluding the odontoblastic process.
3. The cell body of the nerve cell, as distinguished from its axon and dendrites.
[peri- + G. karyon, kernel]

perikaryon

/peri·kary·on/ (-kar´e-on) the cell body as distinguished from the nucleus and the processes; applied particularly to neurons.

perikaryon

(pĕr′ĭ-kăr′ē-ŏn′, -ən)
n. pl. peri·karya (-kăr′ē-ə)
The cell body of a neuron, containing the nucleus and organelles.

per′i·kar′y·al (-ē-əl) adj.

perikaryon

[per′iker′ē·on]
Etymology: Gk, peri + karyon, nut
the cytoplasm of a cell body exclusive of the nucleus and any processes, specifically the cell body of a neuron. Also called cyton. perikaryontic, adj.

per·i·kar·y·on

, pl. perikarya (per'i-kar'ē-on, -ă)
1. The cytoplasm around the nucleus, such as that of the cell body of nerve cells.
2. The body of the odontoblast, excluding the dentinal fiber.
3. The cell body of the nerve cell, as distinguished from its axon and dendrites.
[peri- + G. karyon, kernel]

perikaryon

1. The PROTOPLASM surrounding the nucleus of a cell.
2. The cell body of a neuron containing the nucleus.

perikaryon

the cell body of a neuron.
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In addition, argyrophilic tangles were observed in perikarya and proximal neurites of neurons as far distal as the lumbar and sacral cord areas (42).
Neuronal perikarya in the oculomotor nucleus of both rats and chickens were observed to be immunopositive for GluR2/3 and GluR4.
We previously demonstrated SSeCKS immunolabeling in primary afferent terminals in lamina II of the rat spinal cord as well as within approximately 40% of small-diameter primary sensory neuron perikarya.