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Gray Horns of the Spinal Cord

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The white matter of the central nervous system (CNS) consists of the axons and appears lighter in color, or white. Gray matter, however, is darker in color. In the spinal cord, gray matter is organized into horns, known as gray horns.

The darker color is because the gray horns of the spinal cord contain mainly which component?

A

Myelinated and unmyelinated axons.

B

Microglia.

C

Nerve tracts.

D

Nerve cell bodies.

E

Astrocytes.