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somata

(sō′mə-tə)
n.
A plural of soma1.
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Every 5th section was stained with thionine and studied light microscopically to identify neuronal somata with "typical chromatolysis" [3] or "cell body response" [4] and to compare the experimental (right) side with control (left) side.
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.
The findings of present study are not in agreement with, [2] where in monkey the the motor neuron somata of many muscles supplied by radial nerve extend longitudinally from C-4 to T-1 (and often up to T-2) spinal cord segment.