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Pyramidal Cells

"Pyramidal Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Projection neurons in the cerebral cortex and the hippocampus. Pyramidal cells have a pyramid-shaped soma with the apex and an apical dendrite pointed toward the pial surface and other dendrites and an axon emerging from the base. The axons may have local collaterals but also project outside their cortical region.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pyramidal Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pyramidal Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 242 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2016
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