Brainstem nerve cells, light micrograph

Brainstem nerve cells, light micrograph

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Credit: C.J.GUERIN, PhD, MRC TOXICOLOGY UNIT/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Brainstem nerve cells. Confocal light micrograph of neurons (nerve cells, red) and glial cells (support cells, green) from the brainstem. Neurons are responsible for passing information around the central nervous system (CNS) and from the CNS to the rest of the body. Glial cells provide structural support and protection for neurons and also supply them with nutrients and oxygen. The brainstem controls automatic functions such as breathing and the contraction of the heart. Magnification: x500 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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