Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
16
2010

nerve cell body

As the largest part of a cell, the cell body holds all of the general parts of a cell as well as the nucleus, which is the control center. The nucleus contains the cell’s genetic material (DNA). The cell body also contains many other unique structures responsible for making energy and getting rid of cellular wastes. Also referred to as the soma.