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Ranvier's Nodes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


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Ranvier's Nodes
Tree Number(s)
A08.637.800.500.700
A08.675.542.512.560.700
A08.800.800.690.500.700
A10.755.503.700
A11.284.149.165.760
A11.650.800.500.700
A11.671.501.512.560.700
A11.671.514.553.640
Unique ID
D011901
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011901
Annotation
regular gaps in myelin sheath; A 11 qualif except /‌cytol; /‌genet permitted
Scope Note
Regularly spaced gaps in the myelin sheaths of peripheral axons. Ranvier's nodes allow saltatory conduction, that is, jumping of impulses from node to node, which is faster and more energetically favorable than continuous conduction.
Entry Term(s)
Nodes of Ranvier
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73(65)
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2000/06/22
Ranvier's Nodes Preferred
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