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Heelo …... Can anyone help me out ?? What is the difference of White matter and grey matter ..??

Heelo …... Can anyone help me out ??
      What is the difference of White matter and grey matter ..??


2 Answers

3783 Points
5 years ago
hi jeeva
our central nervous system has two types of tissues: grey matter and white matter
Grey matter, which has a pinkish-grey color in the living brain, contains the cell bodies, dendrites and axon terminals of neurons
White matter is made of axons connecting different parts of grey matter to each other.
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regards sahil
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Dr.Adam Shaik
askIITians Faculty 387 Points
5 years ago
Hello Jeeva,
The colour describes the presence and absence of myelinated sheet on neuron .
Myelinated neurons appears white in colour and
non myelinated appears grey.

In brain the grey matter contains most of neuronal cell bodies (Cyton) only.
White matter is a component of the central nervous system.
The brain consists mostly glial cells and myelinated axons that transmit signals from one region of cerebrum to another and between the cerebrum and lower brain centers fastly.

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