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Search Results for: myelinated neuron

Unmyelinated neuron

Definition noun A neuron in which there is no myelin sheath surrounding the axon. Supplement The unmyelinated neuron... Read More

Neuron

Definition noun, plural: neurons An excitable cell that has specialized cell parts (such as soma, dendrites and axons),... Read More

Myelinated neuron

Definition noun A neuron in which the axon is enveloped by a layer of Schwann cell membranes (sheath). Supplement The myelin... Read More

Axon terminal

An axon terminal is any of the button-like endings of axons through which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve... Read More

Axon hillock

Axon Hillock Definition What is axon hillock? If you are familiar with the different parts of the neuron, the axon hillock... Read More

Myelinated nerve

Definition noun A nerve cell in which the axon is surrounded by a layer of Schwann cell membranes of myelin... Read More

Unmyelinated nerve

Definition noun A nerve that is bare or without the myelin sheath around the axon. Supplement The unmyelinated nerve... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Medullated nerve

Definition noun A nerve cell in which the axon is surrounded by a layer of white, fatty substance (myelin). Supplement The... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More

Axon

Definition noun, plural: axons A long slender fibre of a neuron and is responsible for conducting nerve impulses away from... Read More