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46.0 x 27.4 cm ⏐ 18.1 x 10.8 in (300dpi)
STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nerve cell. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a neurone embedded in grey matter in the central nervous system (CNS). The neurone consists of a cell body, also known as the perikaryon, containing the nucleus (purple). The single nerve fibre (axon, blue) transmits nerve impulses away from the cell body. Magnification: x2000 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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