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What is a myelin sheath do?
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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Aids in conduction
Myelin sheath is a substance covering the peripheral nerves acting almost like the plastic you see covering a basic electrical wire.
It offers not only protection to some degree but allows for a more rapid conduction of an impulse along the length of a nerve. The myelin also had tiny divits or nodes along its length that allow for the impulse to " jump" from node allowing for faster conduction.

In brief: Aids in conduction
Myelin sheath is a substance covering the peripheral nerves acting almost like the plastic you see covering a basic electrical wire.
It offers not only protection to some degree but allows for a more rapid conduction of an impulse along the length of a nerve. The myelin also had tiny divits or nodes along its length that allow for the impulse to " jump" from node allowing for faster conduction.
Dr. Glenn Messina
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
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In brief: Myelin sheath
Myelin is a electrically insulating material that forms a layer, the myelin sheath, usually around only in the part of the cella called the axon it is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. The main purpose of a myelin layer (or sheath) is to increase the speed at which impulses propagate between brain cells.
Mulitple sclerosis is a disease that affects the myelin sheath.

In brief: Myelin sheath
Myelin is a electrically insulating material that forms a layer, the myelin sheath, usually around only in the part of the cella called the axon it is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. The main purpose of a myelin layer (or sheath) is to increase the speed at which impulses propagate between brain cells.
Mulitple sclerosis is a disease that affects the myelin sheath.
Dr. Leonard Lado
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