The organization of the reptilian brainstem reticular formation: A comparative study using Nissl and Golgi techniques

@inproceedings{Newman1982TheOO,
  title={The organization of the reptilian brainstem reticular formation: A comparative study using Nissl and Golgi techniques},
  author={Donald B. Newman and William L. R. Cruce},
  year={1982}
}
The brainstem reticular formation has been studied in 16 genera representing 11 families of reptiles. Measurements of Nissl-stained reticular neurons revealed that they are distributed along a continuum, ranging in length from 10 μm to 95 μm. Reticular neurons in crocodilians and snakes tend to be larger than those found in lizards and turtles. Golgi studies revealed that reticular neurons posess long, rectilinear, sparsely branching dendrites. Small reticular neurons ( > 31 μm length) possess… CONTINUE READING

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