Betty Dennis

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The efferent projections of the periaqueductal gray in the rabbit have been described by anterograde tract-tracing techniques following deposits of tritiated leucine, or horseradish peroxidase, into circumscribed sites within dorsal, lateral or ventral periaqueductal gray. No attempts were made to place labels in the fourth, extremely narrow (medial),(More)
Acknowledgments Over the last several years, the focus of the SACC Training and Development Committee has been to explore and develop training tools, resources, and opportunities from which all state employees can benefit. We are proud of the products that have been developed and the high level of cooperation and creativity of the training directors who(More)
The fine structure of the periaqueductal gray (PAG) of the rabbit was examined using the transmission electron microscope. On the basis of synaptic polarity, vesicle size, and the nature of the pre- and post-synaptic elements, 10 essentially different synaptic types could be discerned (6 axo-dendritic, 2 axo-somatic, 1 axo-axonic, and 1 dendro-dendritic).(More)
An examination of the surface of the cerebral aqueduct with the scanning electron microscope revealed that the walls of the cerebral aqueduct were so heavily ciliated that most of the ependymal surface was obscured, yet certain specialized supraependymal structures could be discerned lying on (or embedded within) this matt of cilia. These structures were(More)
A quantitative analysis of 4,621 Nissl-stained neurons within the periaqueductal gray of the rabbit found that there were four main cell types (stellate/round, ovoid, spindle, and triangular) distributed throughout this complex. Further statistical analysis on these neurons confirmed that there were morphological grounds to subdivide the periaqueductal gray(More)
Four variants of the Golgi method have been used, in the rabbit, to reveal the morphological attributes of neurons within the periaqueductal gray. Of these methods, the Golgi-Cox version provided the most satisfactory results in terms of both quality and quantity of cell impregnation. In order to make comparison with other descriptions of Golgi(More)