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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In contrast, neuronal loss accompanied by perikaryal swelling, another archetypical injury response (Roy et al.
In contrast, in the temporal cortex, we found a reduction in the total number of cells (reduced DNA) with hypertrophy of the remaining cells (increased total protein/DNA ratio), changes indicative of cell loss with perikaryal swelling (Roy et al.