Sustancia blanca del cerebro

Información

La sustancia blanca es el tejido que se encuentra en el cerebro y que contiene fibras nerviosas. Muchas de estas fibras nerviosas (axones) están rodeadas por un tipo de grasa llamada mielina. Ésta le da a la sustancia blanca su color, actúa como un aislante y juega un papel importante en la velocidad de las señales nerviosas.

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Referencias

Calabresi PA. Multiple sclerosis and demyelinating conditions of the central nervous system. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 419.

Griggs RC, Jozefowicz RF, Aminoff MJ. Approach to the patient with neurologic disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 403.

Revision

Last reviewed 1/13/2013 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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