Neuropil

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In neuroanatomy, a neuropil, which is sometimes referred to as a neuropile, is a region between neuronal cell bodies in the gray matter of the brain and spinal cord (i.e. the central nervous system). It consists of a dense tangle of axon terminals, dendrites and glial cell processes. It is where synaptic connections are formed between branches of axons and dendrites.[1]

White matter, which is mostly composed of axons and glial cells, is generally not considered to be a part of the neuropil.[citation needed]


Etymology

From the Greek: neuro and pilus, meaning felt.[2]

References

  • Neuropil: Roche Encyclopedia of Medicine, Dictionary Barn.

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axon (axon hillock, axon terminals, axoplasm, axolemma, neurofibril/neurofilament)

CNS: Oligodendrocyte

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