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neuropil

(ˈnjʊərəʊpɪl)
n
(Anatomy) a dense network of neurons and glia in the central nervous system
[from neuro- + Greek pilos hair]
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Noun1.neuropil - the complex network of unmyelinated axones, dendrites, and glial branches that form the bulk of the central nervous system's grey matter and in which nerve cell bodies are embedded
nerve tissue, nervous tissue - tissue composed of neurons
gray matter, gray substance, grey matter, grey substance, substantia grisea - greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons
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neu·ro·pil

, neuropile
n. neurópilo, red de fibras nerviosas (dendritas y neuritas) y de las células de la glia interrumpidas por sinapses en partes del tejido nervioso.
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Tau-immunoreactive neuropil threads are also found in PSP, but to a lesser extent than in CBD.
Antibodies against hyperphosphorylated tau protein (a), and 4R-tau isoform (b) reveal neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions and neuropil threads of variable length and thickness (AT8, original magnification X200 [a]; RD4, original magnification X200 [b]).
In early stages, CTE is characterized by the presence of abnormal deposits of a protein called tau in the form of neurofibrillary tangles, glial tangles and neuropil threads throughout the brain.