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1. Standing by itself; not being contiguous to other bodies; separated; unconnected; isolated; as, an insulated house or column. The special and insulated situation of the jews. (De Quincey)

2. (Science: physics) Separated from other bodies by means of nonconductors of heat or electricity.

3. (Science: astronomy) Situated at so great a distance as to be beyond the effect of gravitation; said of stars supposed to be so far apart that the affect of their mutual attraction is insensible. Insulated wire, wire wound with silk, or covered with other nonconducting material, for electrical use.

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Does other animals have faster nerve speeds?

The speed of nerve transmission depends on the size of the nerve axon, the length of it and whether it is effectively insulated by myelin. There are a vast number of different kinds of neurons in each animal, and for some there are more of the nice big, insulated ones for processes ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does other animals have faster nerve speeds?
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Why do neurones only have one axon?

... having multiple axons on a neurone speed up transmission of a nerve impulse and the answer to this i do not believe to be yes because neurones are insulated ( some are anyway) with a substance called myelin this enables very fast transmission and has gaps at regular intervals called nodes of ranvier ...

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by Drredfrizzle
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do neurones only have one axon?
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Body's electrical current

Do you use fabric softener? do you wear long-sleave pajamas? Do you wear insulated rubber-heeled shoes? Is it possible that the static electricity in your clothing is contributing to this phenomenon? Does this only happen in your house? Is it possible that your ...

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by AstusAleator
Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body's electrical current
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The Fiber Disease

... your concern. Everybody, Thanks for your concern. As for me, still sick and confused... Sprawling on the fringes of the city In geometric order An insulated border In between the bright lights And the far unlit unknown Growing up it all seems so one-sided Opinions all provided The future pre-decided ...

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by yyz
Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Views: 6245952

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