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Myelin Sheath

"Myelin Sheath" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The lipid-rich sheath surrounding AXONS in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. The myelin sheath is an electrical insulator and allows faster and more energetically efficient conduction of impulses. The sheath is formed by the cell membranes of glial cells (SCHWANN CELLS in the peripheral and OLIGODENDROGLIA in the central nervous system). Deterioration of the sheath in DEMYELINATING DISEASES is a serious clinical problem.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Myelin Sheath" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Myelin Sheath" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 327 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 26 publications in 2015
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