See also: Somal

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EtymologyEdit

From soma +‎ -al.

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somal (not comparable)

  1. Of or related to the soma, or cell body, of a neuron.
    • 2007 December 11, Craig Howard Kinsley, Massimo Bardi, Kate Karelina, Brandi Rima, Lillian Christon, Julia Friedenberg and Garrett Griffin, “Motherhood Induces and Maintains Behavioral and Neural Plasticity across the Lifespan in the Rat”, in Archives of Sexual Behavior, volume 37, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10508-007-9277-x:
      Gubernick, Sengelaub, and Kurz (1993) reported that mPOA neuron somal size increased in females following pregnancy, parturition and the initiation of maternal behavior.

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