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Nonmyelinated nerve

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noun

An alternative form of the term: non-myelinated nerve where myelin sheath is absent along the axon.


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Word origin: non- (without) + myelinated + neuron

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Compare: myelinated neuron

See also: myelin


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TWO QUESTIONS??

How does the impulse conduct in a non myelinated nerve fibre? http://www3.umdnj.edu/histsweb/lab8/lab8intro.html : This is a good ... 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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Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: TWO QUESTIONS??
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