myeline


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my·e·lin

 (mī′ə-lĭn) also my·e·line (-lĭn, -lēn′)
n.
A white fatty material, composed chiefly of lipids and lipoproteins, that encloses certain axons and nerve fibers. Also called medulla.

my′e·lin′ic adj.
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Noun1.myeline - a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibersmyeline - a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
medullary sheath, myelin sheath - a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers
fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
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(d) 24-h postketamine injection myelinated nerve fibers (MyS), severe myeline degeneration (thin arrows) a dense mass in the axon (thick arrows).
ont examine la relation entre les caracteres sexuels secondaires (en utilisant le PDS [Petersen et al., 1988]), le taux sanguin de testosterone ainsi que des caracteristiques de la substance blanche, soit le volume et le rapport de transfert d'aimantation (MTR) qui represente une mesure indirecte du taux de myeline (Perrin et al., 2009).
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