Structure of peripheral synapses: autonomic ganglia

  title={Structure of peripheral synapses: autonomic ganglia},
  author={I. L. Gibbins and Judy L. Morris},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
Final motor neurons in sympathetic and parasympathetic ganglia receive synaptic inputs from preganglionic neurons. Quantitative ultrastructural analyses have shown that the spatial distribution of these synapses is mostly sparse and random. Typically, only about 1%–2% of the neuronal surface is covered with synapses, with the rest of the neuronal surface being closely enclosed by Schwann cell processes. The number of synaptic inputs is correlated with the dendritic complexity of the target… CONTINUE READING

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