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myelin

, myeline
a white tissue forming an insulating sheath (myelin sheath) around certain nerve fibres. Damage to the myelin sheath causes neurological disease, as in multiple sclerosis

myelin

[′mī·ə·lən]
(neuroscience)
A soft, white fatty substance that forms a sheath around certain nerve fibers.
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2002) A myelin galactolipid, sulfatide, is essential for maintenance of ion channels on myelinated axon but not essential for initial cluster formation.
Nerve fiber structure in D-gal-treated mice Myelinated fibers from the control mice appeared compact and homogeneous with integral sheaths; whereas the fibers from the D-gal-treated mice showed dilatation with irregular contours in which some sheaths displayed obvious splitting and vacancy in some places (Fig.
Severe tourniquet pain characterised by a gradual onset and dull aching sensation at the site of the tourniquet or distal extremity6 pain conducted by both myelinated Ad fibres and small C- fibres, whereas the second visual analogue scale (VAS) score peak indicates the tourniquet pain conducted by C- fibres alone.
The diameter of its myelinated fibers and the density of both the myelinated and un-myelinated fibers do not vary from male to female.
To find out, they relied on a mouse model that mimics several features of multiple sclerosis - including the autoimmune attack on myelinated sections of the brain that causes MS.
More than 25 years ago, I published a hypothesis (8) postulating that the delusions of passivity and external control may be caused by an abnormality in the corpus callosum--the largest white matter bundle in the brain, comprised of approximately 200 million myelinated fibers connecting homologous regions in the left and right cerebral hemispheres.
A myelinated nerve fiber is like an electrical wire where myelin is the outer insulation and axon is the inner core.
Also included is guidance in using the SENN computer model that stimulates the interaction of applied electric energy with myelinated neurons.
It is not identical at the fibers with different diameters; rather, researches indicate cold has the greatest effect on conduction by myelinated and small fibers and the least effect on conduction by unmyelinated and large fibers.
Platinums affect large myelinated nerve fibers' causing sensory neuropathy but not usually neuropathy-related pain.
Periodontal tissues are extensively innervated by myelinated nerve fibers, closely associated with blood vessels.