FIGURE 4.8. Histograms comparing the morphometric characteristics of inferior salivatory neurons innervating the parotid and von Ebner’s salivary glands.

FIGURE 4.8

Histograms comparing the morphometric characteristics of inferior salivatory neurons innervating the parotid and von Ebner’s salivary glands. The parotid gland neurons were labeled via the otic ganglion (Otic) and von Ebner’s gland neurons were labeled by application of the tracer to the lingual branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve (IX). The soma area, total number of dendritic segments, total dendritic length, and number of primary dendrites were all significantly larger for the parotid gland neurons as compared to von Ebner’s gland neurons. The soma form factor (a measure of the roundness of the soma shape) was similar for neurons innervating both glands.

From: Chapter 4, Reflex Connections

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The Role of the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract in Gustatory Processing.
Bradley RM, editor.
Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 2007.
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