Cell body of neuron or perikaryon, Biology

CELL BODY (= CYTON OR SOMA) OR PERIKARYON -

  1. It is nucleated & broader part of neuron.
  2. It may be up to 13.5 mm in diameter and may be irregular, spherical, oval, rounded, star-shaped or pyramidal.
  3. It consists of cytoplasm, nucleus and cell membrane.
  4. Cytoplasm of neuron is called neuroplasm, contain a nucleus, mitochondria, E.R., ribosome, lysosome oil glob- ules, neurofibrils & Nissl's granules. Centrosome absent.
  5. Cyton is concerned with metabolic maintenance and growth.
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