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What are bundles of nerve fibers in the CNS called?

In the central nervous system a bundle of axons is called a tract. Each axon is surrounded by a delicate endoneurium layer. The course connective tissue layer called perineurium, binds the fibers into bundles called fascicles. A tough fibrous sheath called epineurium encloses all the fascicles to form the nerve.

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Accordingly, what is a bundle of nerve fibers called?

A nerve contains bundles of nerve fibers, either axons or dendrites, surrounded by connective tissue. Sensory nerves contain only afferent fibers, long dendrites of sensory neurons. Each bundle of nerve fibers is called a fasciculus and is surrounded by a layer of connective tissue called the perineurium.

Also Know, what is a collections of nerve cell bodies located in the central nervous system CNS called? In the central nervous system, a collection of neuron cell bodies is called a nucleus. In the peripheral nervous system, a collection of neuron cell bodies is called a ganglion (plural: ganglia). The one exception to this rule that you may have encountered is the basal ganglia in the brain.

Furthermore, what are the three types of nerve fibers?

Nerve fibers are classed into three types – group A nerve fibers, group B nerve fibers, and group C nerve fibers. Groups A and B are myelinated, and group C are unmyelinated. These groups include both sensory fibers and motor fibers.

What are nerves made up of?

Nervous tissue is composed of neurons, also called nerve cells, and neuroglial cells. Four types of neuroglia found in the CNS are astrocytes, microglial cells, ependymal cells, and oligodendrocytes.

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