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dc.creatorMishqat, Isra
dc.date2017-06-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T17:17:31Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T17:17:31Z
dc.date.created2017-06-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11695
dc.description.abstractThe neuron doctrine is a concept formed during the turn of the twentieth century that describes the properties of neurons, the specialized cells that compose the nervous system. The neuron doctrine was one of two major theories on the composition of the nervous system at the time. Advocates of the neuron doctrine claimed that the nervous system was composed of discrete cellular units. Proponents of the alternative reticular theory, on the other hand, argued that the entire nervous system was a continuous network of cells, without gaps or synapses between the cells. In 1873, physician and reticular theory supporter Camillo Golgi developed a staining technique called the black reaction, a neuron staining technique that allowed for complete visibility of nerve cells, which enabled scientists to view a complete neuron cell and its cellular structures. Later, neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal used the black reaction to show the existence of synapses, or gaps between neurons, and argued that his evidence supported the neuron doctrine. The confirmation of the neuron doctrine showed that neurons function as discrete and independent cells, not as a single network, within the nervous system.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshGolgi, Camillo, 1843-1926en_US
dc.subject.lcshRamón y Cajal, Santiago, 1852-1934en_US
dc.subject.lcshRamón y Cajal, Santiago, 1852-1934. Estudios sobre la degeneración y regeneración del sistema nervioso. Englishen_US
dc.subject.lcshCajal, Santiago Ramón y, 1852-1934en_US
dc.subject.lcshCajal, Santiago Ramón y, 1852-1934en_US
dc.subject.meshNeuronsen_US
dc.subject.meshAxonsen_US
dc.subject.meshDendritesen_US
dc.subject.meshNervous Systemen_US
dc.subject.meshSynapsesen_US
dc.titleThe Neuron Doctrine (1860-1895)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTheoriesen_US
dc.subject.tagNeuron Doctrineen_US
dc.subject.tagBrain Cellsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-06-15en_US
dc.contributer.editorRoss, Christian H.en_US


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