Literature concerning the structure and function of Nissl granules and the effect of irradiation on the central nervous system is reviewed. Four groups of rats were irradiated in the lower thoracic spinal region, using doses of 600 r, 900 r, 1200 r, and 4200 r respectively. Higher doses of the irradiation caused depletion of the Nissl granules and other effects on the nerve cells. Increasing chromatolysis was found with increasing doses of irradiation. These findings warrant further study.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1963 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Miroyiannis, S. D.; Raines, B. A.; and Jurczenko, V.
"Effect of Irradiation On Nissl Granules In Rat Spinal Cord Neurons - A Pilot Study,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 70(1), 441-453.
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