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Myelinated neuron



A neuron in which the axon is enveloped by a layer of Schwann cell membranes ([myelin sheath]]).


The myelin sheath that envelopes the nerve cell is crucial for faster conduction of action potential. This type of neuron is found in the peripheral nervous system (especially the sensory and motor neurons) and the white matter of central nervous system



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Myelinated neuron

... of voltage gated channels in the conduction of a nerve impulse along a myelinated neuron and I cannot find a simple answer, can anyone help? Regards Sarah

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by sarah1ou30
Mon May 24, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Human Biology
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Conduction of impulse

... across which the impulse would jump and discharge the successive neuron. Myelin deposits are meant for faster impulse conduction. The mechanism of impulse conduction in such myelinated neurons is called "Saltatory Conduction" which differs from normal mode ...

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by cytochromeP
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
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