Histology of Nervous Tissue. PROF. DR. FAUZIAH OTHMAN DEPT OF HUMAN ANATOMY. Feature of nerves tissue Type of cell: neuron & neuroglia General feature of neuron Type of neuroglia: astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, ependymal cell, microglia Synapses Myelin – formation & function
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PROF. DR. FAUZIAH OTHMAN
DEPT OF HUMAN ANATOMY
Brain and spinal cord
i) Neurons (nerve cells)
ii) Supporting cells
Functions of neurons
specialized to receive stimuli and to conduct electrical impulses to other parts of the system.
Arranged as an integrated communications network, with several neurons in a chain-like fashion involved in sending impulses from one part of the system to another.
Nucleus & nucleolus
Cytoplasm of neuron
- phagocytic cells that migrate through the CNS and remove foreign and degenerated material
- Produce myelin in CNS