The Morphology of the Developing Myelin Sheath

  • Alan Peters
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 8)


Myelinated axons are present in the peripheral and central nervous systems, and in both, the myelin sheaths have the form of segmented cylindrical tubes. The segments of the sheaths are the internodes and the intervals between them are the nodes of Ranvier.


Sciatic Nerve Schwann Cell Myelin Sheath Myelinated Axon Internodal Length 
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  • Alan Peters
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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