The ganglion‐connective junction in the central nervous system of the leech, Hirudo medicinalis

Richard E. Coggeshall

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Abstract

Classical studies of the nervous system of the leech revealed that there were specific types of very large glial cells associated with various parts of the neuron. Recent microelectrode studies demonstrated that there was a low resistance to the flow charge from any one of these large glial cells to another. The present study describes a previously unreported type of glial cell, the glial cell of the fascicles. These cells, which resemble the glial cells of the connectives but are smaller, are found in the fascicles of axons that unite the connectives to the neuropil. Thus, these cells are located between the glial cells of the connectives on the one hand and the glial cells of the neuropil and packets on the other and must be taken into account in considerations of the low resistance to the transfer of charge from one glial cell to another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-423
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Morphology
Volume119
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1966

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Developmental Biology

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