Axons, dendrites and synapses

  • Gordon M. Shepherd
Part of the Faseb Monographs book series (FASEBM, volume 5)


Classical concepts of neuronal organization have been based on the motoneuron as a model. Recent work on the mitral cell of the olfactory bulb has revealed synaptic connections of dendrites and cell bodies that are not present in the motoneuron. Similar findings in many other parts of the nervous system suggest the need to revise our concepts of synaptic relations and functional properties of axons and dendrites.—Shepherd, G. M. Axons, dendrites and synapses. Federation Proc. 34: 1395–1397, 1975.


Olfactory Bulb Superior Colliculus Carotid Body Mitral Cell Synaptic Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon M. Shepherd
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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