Giant nerve fibers in the ciliary muscle and iris sphincter of Macaca mulatta

Ellen Townes-Anderson, Giuseppina Raviola

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Abstract

Unusually large nerve processes, containing numerous mitochondria, glycogen particles, and synaptic vesicles are described in both the ciliary muscle and the iris sphincter muscle of the rhesus monkey. The striking similarity of these axonal profiles to the dendritic enlargements observed by Sotelo and Palay (1968) is noted and the possibility that they represent growing ends of peripheral nerve fibers is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalCell And Tissue Research
Volume169
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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