Theodor Schwann


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Noun1.Theodor Schwann - German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810-1882)Theodor Schwann - German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810-1882)
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The English translation of Theodor Schwann's foundational essay Microscopical Researches into the Accordance in the Structure and Growth of Animals and Plants (1839), extending Schleiden's findings to animal organisms, was published in 1847.
Esta celula es llamada asi en honor al fisiologo aleman Theodor Schwann, (1810-1882) cofundador de la histologia moderna, el cual definio a la celula como la unidad basica de la estructura de los animales (Kosinski, 2004).
Named after physiologist Theodor Schwann, Schwann cells are adult cells (not stem cells) found in the peripheral nervous system, including nerves going to muscles and sensory nerves from the muscles to the spinal cord.