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Normal Histology

Cerebral cortex
Cerebral white matter
Basal ganglia
Midbrain
Pons
Medulla oblongata
Cerebellum
Spinal cord
Sympathetic ganglion

Cerebral cortex / precentral gyrus

Hematoxylin-eosin stain (low power)

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  • The Betz cells (large motor neurons) are usually seen in the deep area of the cortex (circle).

Kluver-Barrera stain (low power)

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  • The Betz cells (large motor neurons) are usually seen in the deep area of the cortex (circle).

Hematoxylin-eosin stain

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  • The Nissl substances (arrows) are basophilic. Yellowish granular materials are lipofuscin deposits. (circle).

Kluver-Barrera stain

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  • The Nissl substances (arrows) are well stained with cresyl violet. Lipofuscin deposits are clearly stained blue.

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