HyperDic: myelin_sheath

English > 1 sense of the expression myelin sheath:
NOUNbodymyelin sheath, medullary sheatha layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers
English > myelin sheath: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers.
Synonymmedullary sheath
Part ofmedullated nerve fiber, myelinated nerve fiberA nerve fiber encased in a sheath of myelin
PartsRanvier's nodes, nodes of Ranviersmall gaps in the myelin sheath of medullated axons
axolemmaOuter membrane covering an axon
oligodendroglia, oligodendriatissue consisting of glial cells with sheetlike processes that form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers
Broadersheath, caseAn enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant ... / plant organ or part
Substancesmyelin, myeline, medullaA white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
Spanishcapa de mielina, capa medular

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