Schaffer collaterals


Schaffer collaterals are present in


A. Heart

B. Brain

C. Kidney

D. Adrenals



Which of the following has ‘Schaffer collaterals’?


A. Hippocampus

B. Amygdala

C. Caudate nucleus

D. Putamen



Schaffer collaterals are


A. Arteries

B. Axons

C. Veins

D. Dendrites



Schaffer collaterals are axon collaterals given off by ————– pyramidal cells in the hippocampus


A. CA1

B. CA2

C. CA3

D. CA4


Schaffer collaterals project to ———– area of hippocampus


A. CA1

B. CA2

C. CA3

D. CA4



In shorts


Schaffer collaterals are axon collaterals given off by CA3 pyramidal cells in the hippocampus.


Schaffer collaterals integral part of memory formation and the emotional network of the Papez circuit, and of the hippocampal trisynaptic loop.


Schaffer collaterals are axon collaterals


  1. given off by CA3 pyramidal cells in the hippocampus.
  2. project to area CA1 of the hippocampus

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