MYELINATED FIBER

describes a nerve fibre which has been coated in a myelin sheath, insulating its conduction. These are typically quicker than non-myelinated fibres.

MYELINATED FIBER: "A myelinated fibre is simply a nerve fibre which is coated with a myelin sheath."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MYELINATED FIBER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/myelinated-fiber/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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