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nonmyelinated --> unmyelinated

Denoting nerve fibres (axons) lacking a myelin sheath.

Synonym: amyelinated, amyelinic, nonmedullated, nonmyelinated, unmedullated.

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... These interruptions are called nodes of Ranvier, and there is usually one Schwann cell between two successive nodes of Ranvier (an internode). In nonmyelinated nerves, the surface of the Schwann cell surrounds a number of axons"[/quote]

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