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This is a template for creating a wiki page for Identified Hirudo Neurons.

NeuronName is a neuron in the Leech, Hirudo.

Basic information

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  • Names and Aliases: SE1
  • Species: Hirudo
  • Neurotransmitter: Glutamate
  • Neuronal Type: Interneuron

This is where you put a short paragraph to introduce the salient features of this neuron. What should everyone know about this cell if they don't read any farther.


This is where you put information related to the anatomy of the neuron.

  • Cell body location: Dorsal surface of the subesophageal ganglion - R2, anterior packet
  • Present in Ganglia: bilaterally symmetrical pair only in the R2
  • Number of this neuron type in each ganglion:see above
  • Axon Projection pattern:
    • Anterior connective
    • Posterior connective - ipsilateral axon that projects length of ventral nerve cord
    • Ganglion root
    • Ipsilateral/Contralateral


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  1. Brodfuehrer PD, Debski EA, O'Gara BA, Friesen WO. Neuronal control of leech swimming. J Neurobiol. 1995 Jul;27(3):403-18. Review. PMID: 7673898