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Title: Comparing the somal size and nuclear positions of the monkey stellate and coeliac ganglion cells
Authors: Leong, S.-K. 
Wong, W.-C. 
Issue Date: 1990
Citation: Leong, S.-K.,Wong, W.-C. (1990). Comparing the somal size and nuclear positions of the monkey stellate and coeliac ganglion cells. Acta Anatomica 138 (4) : 281-284. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The stellate and coeliac ganglia of 2 Macaque monkeys were cut serially at 1 μm thickness and analysed. Results from the analysis of 82 stellate and 60 coeliac ganglion cells in 1 monkey show that in cross-sections, the neuronal nuclei may be eccentric, centric or nearly centric and remain so throughout the longitudinal extent of the neuron. In both ganglia, the majority of neurons possess eccentric nuclei, but in the coeliac ganglion, the percentage of neurons with centric and/or nearly centric nuclei is higher (41.7%) than that in the stellate ganglion (26.3%). While 5% of neurons in the coeliac ganglion are binucleated, no binucleated neurons were found in the stellate ganglion. The somal size ranges of the stellate (10-39 μm) and the coeliac (14.5-45 μm) ganglion neurons as obtained from both monkeys are quite close. The percentage frequency distribution of the stellate ganglion neurons in monkey 1 was also quite similar to that of the coeliac ganglion neurons. It is concluded that different neuronal size is not likely to be associated with different target organs.
Source Title: Acta Anatomica
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/120731
ISSN: 00015180
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