n. that part of the neuron (nerve cell) including the nucleus and its surrounding cytoplasm, but excluding the axon and dendrites. This is further enclosed in a double-layer phospholipid plasma membrane. Also called soma- perikaryon. See axon- dendrite.

CELL BODY: "The nerve cell body consists of the nucleus, the cytoplasm, and most organelles. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CELL BODY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cell-body/ (accessed May 10, 2021).