N cell

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N cell is a neuron in the Leech, Hirudo.

Basic information

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  • Names and Aliases: _______
  • Species: Hirudo
  • Neurotransmitter: ____________
  • Neuronal Type: Sensory Neuron, Nociceptor

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Anatomy

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  • Cell body location:
  • Present in Ganglia:
  • Number of this neuron type in each ganglion:
  • Axon Projection pattern:
    • Anterior connective
    • Posterior connective
    • Ganglion root
    • Ipsilateral/Contralateral


Physiology

Spiking properties

Synaptic Connections

Synaptic Inputs

Synaptic Outputs

  • N cells make excitatory synapses on the AE cell. Work by students in the NS&B course in 2008 suggests that not all N cells have equivalent synaptic strength on AE.

Behavior

References

  1. Brodfuehrer PD, Thorogood MS. Identified neurons and leech swimming behavior. Prog Neurobiol. 2001 Mar;63(4):371-81. Review. PMID: 11163683
  1. 1: Muller KJ, Nicholls JG. Different properties of synapses between a single sensory neurone and two different motor cells in the leech C.N.S. J Physiol. 1974 Apr;238(2):357-69. PMID: 4366432