Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 1504–1509 | Cite as

Interneuranal connections of the external geniculate body of the cat

  • G. P. Obukhova
Morphology and Pathomorphology
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Summary

The cytoarchitectonics and the interneuronic connections of the external geniculate body was studied in normal conditions as well as in section of the optic nerve. The synapses were revealed on the 3 types of cells of the dorsal nuclei and on the cells located between the projection fibers. After section of the optic nerve the degenerative changes were noted in the synapses and the fibers of various portions of the dorsal nucleus in the external geniculate body. These changes were revealed on both sides. Degenerating synapses were also found on the cells of reticular layer. It is assumed that the optic fibers terminate not only on the cells of the dorsal nucleus but are to a certain extent connected with the reticular layer.

Keywords

Public Health Normal Condition Optic Nerve Optic Fiber Degenerative Change 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Obukhova
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Morphology of the I. P. Pavlov Institute of PhysiologyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRLeningrad

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