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why does a damaged myelin sheath on a neuron result in a loss of sensation?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Poor conduction: Myelin is insulation, and allows speedy conduction of electro-chemical impulse along a nerve. Disruption slows conduction and even impairs, resulting in alteration of implied function, and presence of negative symptoms, or loss of sensation.

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