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Handbook describing the various types of neurons in rat’s brain

  1. Mar 2, 2016 #1
    Good day guys!

    I am looking for the handbook describing the various types of neurons in rat’s brain. Have you got something like this? I tried to find in google this information with these key words:

    nissl stain rat brain Accumbens neurons types


    number of neurons in rat brain


    handbook of neurobiology rat number of neurons accumbens

    but a huge amount of papers appeared and almost none of them contained what I need. Can you help me? :smile:
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  3. Mar 4, 2016 #2
    What is it that you need? You need to be more specific. The "various types of neurons in rat’s brain" is a pretty general statement and can be found in almost any resource you can find in a library and/or online. If you're looking for some more specific information about the nucleus accumbens, as is alluded to by the bolded text in your post, then you need to be more specific in your question.
  4. Mar 7, 2016 #3
    Ok, I will specify :smile:

    As known the neurons differ from each other by their morphological indicators, by various –ergic types and etc. I am looking for their difference from their morphological point of view, are there any Pyramidal neurons, Betz neurons, Basket neurons in nucleus accumbens (and/or in Amygdala)? Also I need to know their sizes :cool:
  5. Mar 7, 2016 #4
    About 200 million neurons. See table 1: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1567708/

    See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animals_by_number_of_neurons


    "Approximately 95% of neurons in the NAcc are GABAergic medium spiny neurons (MSNs) which primarily express either D1-type or D2-type receptors;[12] about 1–2% of the remaining neuronal types are large aspiny cholinergicinterneurons and another 1–2% are GABAergic interneurons.[12] Compared to the GABAergic MSNs in the shell, those in the core have an increased density of dendritic spines, branch segments, and terminal segments. From the core, the neurons project to other sub-cortical areas such as theglobus pallidus and the substantia nigra. GABA is one of the main neurotransmitters in the NAcc, and GABA receptors are also abundant.[19][21] These neurons are also the main projection or output neurons of the nucleus accumbens."
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016
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