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a group of basic aniline dyes (cresyl violet, methylene blue, thionine, Darrow red) which stain phosphate groups of nucleic acids and negative charges of acidic mucopolysaccharides
Nissle Stains
_____ are used to study the dendritic architecture of various classes of neurons
Golgi impregnantation methods
______: used primarily in the PNS; stains myelin black
Osmium tetroxide
these selectively demonstrate neurofilaments of normal axons (both myelinated and unmyelinated)
Pyridine silver, Cajal, Bielschowsky, Bodian, and Holmes silver impregnation methods
hese are silver impregnation methods where the staining of normal fibers is suppressed and the staining of degenerating axons, preterminal fibers, and terminal endings is enhanced; the degeneration of terminal boutons is best shown by the ____ method, whereas the ___ method is best for showing degenerating fiber tracts; degenerating material is black against a yellow-brown background; these techniques are used to trace the efferent connections of structures in the CNS

Substances such as ___ , ___ are injected near the neuron cell body where they are taken up by the cell's dendrites and soma; time is then allowed for transport to axon terminals
horseradish peroxidase (HRP; or WGA-HRP (HRP conjugated to a plant lectin wheat germ agglutinin which facilitates uptake)

labeled amino acids (3H-proline, -leucine, etc)
major cell type in the cerebellar cortex; forms a single row of neurons; these are the ‘outflow’ or efferent cells of the cerebellar cortex
Purkinje cells
______: where axons from other parts of the brain synapse upon the dendrites of Purkinje cells; a neuropil area; small interneurons are also found in this layer
Molecular layer
______: small neurons making up a deep thick layer of densely packed cells; small interneurons (Golgi type II) or “integrative” cells
Granule cells