myelinization


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my·e·li·na·tion

 (mī′ə-lə-nā′shən) also my·e·li·ni·za·tion (-nĭ-zā′shən)
n.
The process of forming a myelin sheath.
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Noun1.myelinization - the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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my·e·li·na·tion

, myelinization
n. mielinización, crecimiento de mielina alrededor de una fibra nerviosa.
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Thyroid hormones are essential for development and function of the brain because they are involved in neuron formation and migration, formation of axons and dendrites, myelinization, development of synapses, and regulation of specific neurotransmitters in the fetal and postnatal periods (4).
During adolescence, brain neurogenesis and synaptogenesis activity are similar to adulthood and, concurrently, myelinization still continues.
In addition, it is necessary for the improved function of the immune system, cellular breath, bone formation, normal cardiac function, conjunctive tissue development, myelinization of spinal marrow, keratinization and pigmentation of tissues.
In the brain, pregnenolone is found naturally in high concentrations, and is considered neuroprotective, due to its ability to reduce neuronal death, and enhance myelinization, (7) as demonstrated in brain cultures.
Specific neurosteroids modulate function of several receptors, and also regulate growth of neurons, myelinization and synaptogenesis in the central nervous system.
Brain magnetic resonance showed disruption of the myelinization of the white matter.
Tancredi also briefly describes two other processes of abiding interest to the neurobiologist, namely, selective myelinization and dendritic sprouting, both anatomical indicators of primary or recuperative learning.
They may perturb commitment of neural stem cells, proliferation of neuronal progenitor cells, cell migration, synaptogenesis, cell death, formation of transmitters and receptors, trimming of connections, myelinization, and development of the blood-brain barrier (BBB).
Local anaesthetics reversibly block nerve conduction and nerve susceptibility depends on both the nerve fibre characteristics, namely diameter and myelinization, and the physico-chemical properties of the drug.