ANAT2511 Nervous Tissue

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ANAT2511 Fundamentals of Anatomy This histology practical support page content is not part of the histology practical class and provides only background information for student self-directed learning purposes. Histology lecturer notice.

General Objectives

To understand the main histological features of the peripheral and central parts of the nervous system (PNS and CNS).

Reading: Human Anatomy, Marieb et al., 6th ed., pages 348‐372.
Virtual Slides: Histology of Nervous Tissue


Dermatomes.png Map of skin innervation pattern by specific spinal cord segmental nerves (dermatomes).

The vertebral level that the nerve exits is used to identify the spinal nerves.

Neuron cartoon.jpg

Neuron - is the cell type forming the functional unit of the nervous system.

Glial cell - is the non-neuronal cell associated with the neuron cell processes. There are different glia types in the central nervous system (oligodendrocytes) and associated with the peripheral nerves (Schwann cells).

Spinal Cord

Fig. 675. A spinal nerve with its anterior and posterior roots

Spinal cord histology 01.jpg Spinal cord histology 02.jpg
Spinal cord histology 11.jpg Spinal cord histology 12.jpg

Peripheral Nerve

Peripheral nerve histology 04.jpg

neurovascular bundle (Stain - Osmium)

Peripheral nerve histology 01.jpg

neural connective tissue (Stain - Haematoxylin Eosin)

Nerve Images: neurovascular bundle osmium | overview osmium | neural connective tissue HE | nerve longitudinal HE | myelin sheath HE | Medicine Practical

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, June 20) Embryology ANAT2511 Nervous Tissue. Retrieved from

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ANAT2511 | Virtual Microscopy, Cells and Types of Tissue | Selected Basic Tissues | Histology of Bone and Joints | Histology of Muscle | Histology of Nervous Tissue | Integumentary System | Circulatory System Histology | Respiratory System Histology | GIT Histology | Urinary System Histology

Practical support

Pages can be accessed from any internet connected computer.

ANAT2511: Practical 1 Introduction to Histology | Practical 3 Basic Tissues | Practical 5 Bones and Joints | Practical 7 Muscle Tissue | Practical 9 Nervous Tissue | Practical 11 Integumentary (Skin) System | Practical 13 Circulatory System | Practical 15 Respiratory System | Practical 17 Gastro‐intestinal Tract, Liver and Gallbladder | Practical 19 Urinary System | Histology Drawings