Myelin and nerve structure

Myelin is the layer that forms around nerve cells. Its purpose is to speed the transmission of impulses along nerve cells.

Myelin and nerve structure

Revision

Last reviewed 9/26/2011 by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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