A nerve cell in which the axon is surrounded by a layer of Schwann cell membranes of myelin sheath.
The myelin sheath that envelopes the nerve cell is crucial for faster conduction of action potential. This type of nerve cell is found in the peripheral nervous system (especially the sensory and motor neurons) and the white matter of central nervous system
- medullated nerve
- myelinated neuron
- myelinated nerve fiber