Human nerve cell, SEM

Human nerve cell, SEM

P360/0327 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.6MB

Downloadable file size: 4.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Human nerve cell. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a human multipolar nerve cell (neuron) from the myenteric plexus of the intestine. A single cell body (centre) is shown, with branching processes (nerve fibres) extending from it. These nerve fibres are dendrites which form synapse junctions with nerve fibres from other neurons. Dendrites receive incoming stimuli as nerve impulses, and transport these impulses to the cell body which may issue a response. Nerve responses are transmitted down a single axon nerve fibre (not seen here). In this way, the myenteric plexus controls processes of digestion in the intestine.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomy, biology, coloured, dendrites, digestion, false-colour, false-coloured, fibers, human, intestine, medicine, multipolar neuron, myenteric plexus, nerve cell, nerve fibres, nervous system, one, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, single

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.