neurolemma


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neurolemma

(ˌnjʊərəʊˈlɛmə)
n
(Anatomy) the thin membrane that forms a sheath around nerve fibres. Also: neurilemma
[C19: New Latin, from neuro- + Greek eilēma covering]
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Noun1.neurolemma - thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber
sheath, case - an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
nerve fiber, nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
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The infection from the primary focus located within the oral cavity, the face, and the neck disperses to the neighboring anatomical spaces via continuity and the route of blood and lymphatic vessels as well as along the neurolemma [2-4].
It is so much easier to explain action potentials when I can refer to a concrete inside and outside of the membrane and point to progressive regions along the neurolemma as I discuss progression of the depolarization.