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  Ibotenic acid



Ibotenic acid

    Substance used in lesion studies. Destroys cell bodies of neurons but leave axons in tact.

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Lesion
Injury of bodily tissue due to infection, trauma or neoplasm

Cell
Fundamental structural unit of all life. The cell consists primarily of an outer plasma membrane, which separates it from the environment; the genetic material (DNA), which encodes heritable information for the maintainance of life; and the cytoplasm, a heterogeneous assemblage of ions, molecules, and fluid.



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Ibotenic acid

Iconic memory
Short-lived visual sensory memory which lasts about 500 msec. Disrupted by masking (i.e. by a bright light). Tied to anatomical coordinates.

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Intercalated zones
Areas of cells falling between the parvocellular and magnocellular layers.

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