Development of the Medullo-Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid-Contacting Neurons

  • B. Vigh
  • I. Vigh-Teichmann
  • R. Olsson


The neurons which directly contact cerebrospinal fluid have been shown around the central canal of the medulla oblongata and of the spinal cord of vetebrates (14). Their perikarya and axons do not differ from “ordinary” nerve cells, but their dendrites characteristically penetrate the ependyma and directly contact the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The dendrites, which are covered with many straight-standing stereocilia and solitary kinocilia, terminate freely in the central canal (16, 17, 19).


Spinal Cord Basal Lamina Axon Terminal Central Canal Tectorial Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Vigh
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. Vigh-Teichmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Olsson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.2nd Department of AnatomyMedical University BudapestHungary
  2. 2.Zoological Institute of the UniversityStockholmSweden

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