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Details for myelin sheath
myelin sheathmyelin sheath
Gene ontology ID
GO:0043209
Definition
An electrically insulating fatty layer that surrounds the axons of many neurons. It is an outgrowth of glial cells: Schwann cells supply the myelin for peripheral neurons while oligodendrocytes supply it to those of the central nervous system
Synonyms
1. astrocyte sheath
2. oligodendrocyte myelin sheath
3. Schwann cell myelin sheath
References
1. GOC: cjm
2. GOC: jl
3. NIF Subcellular: sao593830697
4. Wikipedia: Myelin
5. FMA: 62983
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