Fig. 1.6.23. Synaptic glomerules ensheathed with multilamellar glial capsule formed from cup-shaped flattened astrocyte processes (arrows). The synapsing elements are dendrites (D) and dendritic spines (asterisks) of thalamocortical relay neurons and lemniscal or retinal axon terminals. Scale = 1 µm. (Rat, thalamic ventrobasal nucleus and lateral geniculate nucleus.) Download the high resolution image(b).