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Postby victor » Thu May 05, 2005 1:02 pm

Are there ant differences between soma cells, nerve cells and brain cells?? Second, what category is brain cells? Soma cells that can regenerate easily? or nerve cells that cannot regenerate themselves? :?
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Postby mith » Thu May 05, 2005 8:13 pm

There has been debate about that, the old notion was that brain cells could not regenerate, but now new research seems to suggest otherwise.
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Postby cytochromeP » Fri May 06, 2005 4:10 am

Acc. to my knowledge...
Soma cells, nerve cells and brain cells are ALIASES. They are the same.
'Soma' specifically refers to the large, rounded part of the neuron. Soma is also known as the cell body. It contains most of the cytoplasm of the neuron.
And 'neuron' btw is the 4th alias for these cells.
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Postby MrMistery » Fri May 06, 2005 6:39 pm

I knew the same thing... I'm sure brain cells=nerve cells. Never heard of the term soma cells though
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Brain cells

Postby victor » Sat May 07, 2005 12:49 pm

This thing makes me confused also...many of them said that brain cells is the "master" of nerve cells and this statement makes that barin cells can be classified into nerve cells which cannot regenerate themselves. But, other sources said that there's a report, brain cells damaged area can be cured with electromagnetic pulse radiation. This means that with the contribution of EMP radiation, brai cells can regenerate themselves even though not as fast as soma cells..But, thanks anyway to all of you who have replied my question.. 8)
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