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Module 10: Figure CA3 hippocampal neurons

Neuronal cell types in the CA3 region of the hippocampus.

The CA3 region of the hippocampus has two main cell types: CA3 pyramidal neurons and a large number of interneurons. The drawing at the bottom illustrates how two of the main interneuronal cell types, the basket cells and the stratum oriens-lacunosum moleculare (O-LM) cells, interact with the layer of CA3 pyramidal neurons (blue). The local circuits that result from these interactions are illustrated in Module 10: Figure CA3 hippocampal local circuits.