the material consisting of granular endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes that occurs in nerve cell bodies and dendrites.
Masses of chromophil substance present in the cell bodies of neurons. See: Nissl body
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.