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Medium Spiny Neuron
Bonfire ID -BF_C000100
Semantic Type Listed - Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component; Cell
Synonyms (not in UMLS) - Medium Spiny Cell
Definition - Medium Spiny Cell Main projection neuron found in caudate nucleus, putamen and nucleus accumbens. Characterized by small soma, 10-15 µm, unindented nucleus with little cytoplasm, and 3-5 spherically radiating dendrites covered by dendritic spines. Neurotransmitter is GABA but may co-express one or more neuropeptides.
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