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Nerve Fibers, Myelinated

A class of nerve fibers as defined by their structure, specifically the nerve sheath arrangement. The AXONS of the myelinated nerve fibers are completely encased in a MYELIN SHEATH. They are fibers of relatively large and varied diameters. Their NEURAL CONDUCTION rates are faster than those of the unmyelinated nerve fibers (NERVE FIBERS, UNMYELINATED). Myelinated nerve fibers are present in somatic and autonomic nerves.

Year introduced: 1974 (1972)

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Tree Number(s): A08.675.542.512, A11.671.501.512, A11.671.514

MeSH Unique ID: D009413

Entry Terms:

  • Fiber, Myelinated Nerve
  • Fibers, Myelinated Nerve
  • Myelinated Nerve Fiber
  • Myelinated Nerve Fibers
  • Nerve Fiber, Myelinated
  • A Fibers
  • A Fiber
  • Fiber, A
  • Fibers, A
  • B Fibers
  • B Fiber
  • Fiber, B
  • Fibers, B

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