perikaryon

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perikaryon

[¦per·ə′kar·ē‚än]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cytoplasmic mass surrounding a nucleus.
(neuroscience)
The body of a nerve cell, containing the nucleus.
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A single brain showed subtle A[Beta] punctate aggregates in the neuronal perikarya in the absence of extracellular deposits of A[Beta].
In particular, a MAT concentration of Cd supplied damaged external pyramidal neuron, as exhibited by a typically argyrophilic dark neuronal perikarya and often by a shrunken and folded appearance compared with little or no damage in controls (Figure 2d,h).