Fig. 1.7.15. Two-dimensional reconstructions of specific structural elements in thalamic synaptic glomerule. A distribution of chemical synapses (red) and extensive puncta adherentia (black)  located on the dendritic surface among origins of dendritic spines (asterisks) is shown at D. Extensive networks of smooth endoplasmic reticulum presynaptically and postsynaptically associated with this intercellular region are demonstrated at PRE and POST. Scale = 0.5 µm. (Cf. Figs. 1.7.7, 1.7.8.) (Rat, thalamic ventrobasal nucleus.) Download the high resolution image.