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is there a silver stain only for neurons, and not glial cells


Yes, there are silver stains that specifically target neurons. Some examples include the Golgi-Cox stain, the Cajal method, and the Golgi-Gomori stain. These stains are based on the ability of silver ions to bind to certain components of neurons, such as the axons and dendrites, giving them a distinct black or dark brown color. These stains do not target glial cells, which have different structural components that do not interact with silver ions in the same way. Therefore, these stains are useful tools for identifying and studying neuronal structures in the brain.