Dictionary » L » Lantermans incisures

Lantermans incisures

Lantermans incisures --> Schmidt-Lanterman incisures

Funnel-shaped interruptions in the regular structure of the myelin sheath of nerve fibres, formerly interpreted as actual breaks in the sheath but shown by electron microscopy to correspond each to a strand of cytoplasm locally separating the two otherwise fused oligodendroglial (or, in peripheral nerves, Schwann cell) membranes composing the myelin sheath.

Synonym: lantermans incisures, Schmidt-Lanterman clefts.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 909 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link