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Definition: 'Nissl Substance'

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Nissl substance

Type: Term

Pronunciation: nis′ĕl

Definitions:
1. the material consisting of granular endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes that occurs in nerve cell bodies and dendrites.

Synonyms: basophil substance, basophilic substance, chromophil substance, Nissl bodies, Nissl granules, substantia basophilia, tigroid bodies, tigroid substance

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