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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

What is the difference between gray matter and white matter?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The difference between grey matter and white matter.

Introduction:

The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord. Brain is the major structure in the central nervous system. Each structure of the brain contains grey matter and white matter. The grey matter and white matter of the brain, along with the spinal cord, form the spinal tract.

Explanation

The difference between grey matter and white matter are:

Grey matter White matter
The grey matter is also known as substantia grisea. The white matter is also known as substantia alba.
Grey matter consists of neurons that have nerve cell body and dendrites. White matter consists of neurons that have axons and are surrounded by the myelinated sheath...

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