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What is the cell body of a neuron called?

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Nov 26, 2018

The cell body of a neuron is called a perikaryon or soma or, aneurocyton.

Soma is the spherical part of the neuron which contains the cell nucleus. It also contains many cell organelles but the nucleus is the key feature of soma. So, the correct option is B. Perikaryon.

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 08, 2016

Perikaryon-a ganglion is a collection of neuron cell bodies outside of the central nervous system. the cell body of a neuron is called a perikaryon or soma. an astrocyte is a supporting cell seen in the central nervous system. the basophilic clusters of ribosomes and rough endoplasmic seen in neuron cell bodies is called nissl, nissl bodies or nissl substance. the terminal bouton is the end portion of an axon. it is also called an axon terminal or end bulb. the terminal bouton will be associated with another neuron in a synapse.
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