Numbers of cells in the human body?

Rattus the RAT rats_and_guns_n_roses at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 19 21:48:55 EST 2002


<rab4m at virginia.edu> a écrit dans le message news:
SIMEON.10203191033.E at rab4m.config.mail.virginia.edu...
>    Just a comment about the issue of the number of cells in the human
central
> nervous sytem. One has to be careful to distinguish between number of
neurons
> and number of total cells in the nervous system.  There are approximately
ten
> times as many glial cells (non-neuronal supporting cells) as neurons.
Many of
> the recent estimates cite 100 million neurons (and hence a total of a
trillion
> neurons plus glial cells)

That would make 1 billion, not 1 trillion.

RAT





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