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The status or the process of the development of myelin sheath (especially around the nerve fiber).


Word origin: from root word myelin

Related form: myelinated (adjective)

Also called: myelinization

Compare: demyelination

See also: myelin

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Does other animals have faster nerve speeds?

... response therefore merits a very, very quick response. The actual massive size is probably a response to the fact that the squid lacks effective myelination and so the signal leaks all the way along! The second part of your questions isn't really relative to nerve speeds. Things like "hearing" ...

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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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... due to the refractory period. These changes in electrochemical gradients (conductivity) sends charges down the axon, which is conserved by the myelination. However, if you have too much insulation on the axon, the charge may have trouble going down (resistance).

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by chachi
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: neurology
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Glial cells...Neurons....and the SYNAPSE

Good evening.... Schwann cells are in the PNS....and treat myelination of axons. Oligodendrocytes are in the CNS and treat myelination of the axon. That is all I know for sure for tonight......Be well. Best, Rob

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by segarama
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Glial cells...Neurons....and the SYNAPSE
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