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Cerebellar tissue. Light micrograph showing the histological arrangement of a portion of the brain called the cerebellum. The cerebellar cortex (red-orange) is divided into two layers known as the molecular (outer) and granular layers. The junction between these layers is marked by a continuous line of black dots which represent the bodies of the nerve cells known as Purkinje cells. The central core of the cerebellum (light brown) is formed by white matter which consists of densely packed nerve fibres. The cerebellum is part of the central nervous system and is concerned with the maintenance of balance and posture. Magnification: x5 at 10x12cm size.
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