Sexual dimorphism in number and proportion of neurons in the human median raphe nucleus

Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 2000 Nov 30;124(1-2):43-52. doi: 10.1016/s0165-3806(00)00104-8.


The number and proportion of neurons in the median raphe nuclei stained by the Golgy-Cox and Nissl methods was compared in males and females infants. When subjects are matched by age and cause of death the number and proportion of fusiform, ovoid and multipolar cells differs significantly between sexes at different ages.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology
  • Cadaver
  • Cell Count
  • Cell Size
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Neurons / classification
  • Neurons / cytology*
  • Raphe Nuclei / cytology*
  • Raphe Nuclei / growth & development
  • Sex Characteristics*