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node of Ranvier

[′nōd əv rän′vyā]
(neuroscience)
The region of a local constriction in a myelinated nerve; formed at the junction of two Schwann cells.
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Even in subthreshold conditions (see second column of Table 1) a not null firing rate is observed, due to the energy injected into the system by channel noise, that increases as the Ranvier node area becomes smaller (Table 1).
The pathologic basis of CB is thought to be conduction failure due to block and disruption of sodium channels at the Ranvier nodes (2,9).