Ensheathes - definition of ensheathes by The Free Dictionary
ensheathe (redirected from ensheathes)
To cover or enclose with or as with a sheathe.
also en•sheath (-ˈʃiθ)
to enclose in or as if in a sheath; sheathe.
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There is increasing evidence that, in addition to its insulating properties, myelin also provides metabolic support to axons, the wire-like nerve-cell extensions it ensheathes
Like the insulation found on electrical wires, myelin is a fatty tissue that ensheathes
the connections between nerve cells and ensures the crisp transmission of signals from one cell to another.
We talk a lot about proteins, but myelin--the substance that ensheathes
nerve fibers and is a main target of the attack--is primarily composed of lipids.