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how does myelin regenerate?

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Dr. Tarek Nashawi
Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Never: Myelin never regenerate. Sorry. Try vit B12 injections. 1 mg monthly.

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What is the definition or description of: myelin?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Fatty tissue : Myelin is a fatty tissue that surrounds nerve cells, in particular the nerve cell axon. This tissue is formed by other kinds of cells that support nerve cells called glial cells ( schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system and glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. By insulating the nerves it helps the tiny electric signal that conducts impulses to travel quickly down the nerve cells.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Do you know if myelin sheaths are made from schwann cells or oligodendrocytes?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Depends!: Schwan cells produce the myelin on the peripheral nerves and oligodenndrocytes are responsible for the CENTRAL nervous system myelin

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