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Skin, peripheral nerves in dermis

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Notes

This image shows connective tissue deep in skin.  

A pair of small peripheral nerves are conspicuous features, along with several small blood vessels and a small amount of subcutaneous adipose tissue.  Fibrous connective tissue of the dermis occupies the remaining area.  

The very dark purple (nearly black) spots are cell nuclei.  At this resolution, they cannot be individually identified except by context.

Only the largest, myelinated axons are readily visible in routine light micrographs. Although only a few axons are noticable in the nerves illustrated above, each probably contains scores of smaller axons.


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