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Encyclopedia > Apical dendrite

An apical dendrite is a dendrite that emerges from the apex of a pyramidal cell. These dendrites project into the more shallow layers of the cerebral cortex allowing for intracortical communication. The term Dendrite stems from the Greek word dendron (literally “tree”), and typically refers to the branched projections of a neuron that act to conduct the electrical stimulation received from other cells to and from the cell body, or soma of the neuron from which the dendrites project. ... A pyramidal cell is a multipolar neuron located in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex. ... Location of the cerebral cortex Slice of the cerebral cortex, ca. ...


 
 

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