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Chapter 6 - Nerve Tissue

The nervous system is specialized for communication of information from one region of the body to another. The fundamental unit of the nervous system is the neuron. However, Non-neural cells provide support and protection in the central nervous system (oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, ependymal cells and microglia) and the peripheral nervous system (Schwann cells and satellite cells).

Peripheral Nerve

A peripheral nerve contains one or more nerve fibers.

EM 214 Peripheral Nerve

EM 152 Peripheral Nerve

RD 060 Peripheral Nerve

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EM 213 Peripheral Nerve

EM 151 Peripheral Nerve

Neuromuscular Junction

A neuromuscular junction (or motor end plate) is a specialized synapse between a motor neuron and a skeletal muscle cell. It transmits a signal to the muscle fiber causing its contraction.

EM 231 Neuromuscular Junction

EM 219 Motor End Plate

EM 230 Neuromuscular Junction