The Axon

At its origin in the axon hillock, the arrangement of structures changes between that of the soma and the axon proper (Fig. 23). The microtubules funnel into bundles, the number of ribosomes wanes, and the rER almost vanishes, in keeping with the lack of Nissl substance seen in the light microscope (Fig. 24). Beyond the initial segment, the axon contains longitudinally oriented smooth agranular reticulum, long slender mitochondria, numerous vesicles, modest numbers ofmicrotubules (not profuse as in dendrites), many neurofilaments (but fewer than in dendrites), and microfilaments.

Understanding And Treating Autism

Understanding And Treating Autism

Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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