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Nerve and Muscle Tissue 001

Neuromuscular junction - A light micrograph demonstrates the euromuscular junction (neuromuscular plate).  Four distal ends of axons branch from nerve fibers into terminal fibrils over and through (right side - 'x') muscle membrane ending at specialized junctions, where the black nerve dots are synapses.  Skeletal muscle fibers are red, connective tissue yellow and pink, motor nerve fibers black. Original magnification on 35mm 100x