3D reconstruction of the "calyx of Held“

18 May 2012

The calyx of Held is one of the biggest nerve terminals in the central nervous system (named by Hans Held in 1893 because of its flower petal like shape). The unique structure of this synapse makes it possible for communication between neurons to proceed efficiently, quickly, and reliably, and this means that information moves more quickly and accurately through the nervous system.

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