Dendrite ( His, 1889 ) : A neuron extension that in a chain normally conducts information toward the cell body (Deiters, 1865) and/or axon (K├Âlliker, 1896). Most vertebrate neurons (Waldeyer, 1891) have multiple dendrites extending from the cell body whereas most invertebrate neurons have multiple dendrites extending from the axon. Dendrites were first detected by Valentin (1836; see Van der Loos, 1967, p. 26), the axon was first distinguished clearly from dendrites by Wagner (1846, see Tab. 3, Fig. 43-a; see Van der Loos, 1967, p. 37), and the dendrite was named thus by His (1889, p. 363). For vertebrates they typically branch at acute angles whereas axons branch at approximately right angles (Golgi, 1873).

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