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Ontology Browser

Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
axon ensheathment +     
axon ensheathment in central nervous system +   
glial cell projection elongation involved in axon ensheathment 
myelination +   
The process in which myelin sheaths are formed and maintained around neurons. Oligodendrocytes in the brain and spinal cord and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system wrap axons with compact layers of their plasma membrane. Adjacent myelin segments are separated by a non-myelinated stretch of axon called a node of Ranvier.
non-myelinated axon ensheathment +  
peripheral nervous system axon ensheathment +   

Synonyms
Related Synonyms: myelinogenesis
Xrefs: Wikipedia:Myelin
Definition Sources: GOC:dgh, GOC:mah

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