NODE OF RANVIER

are found on myelinated neurons, the myelin sheaths are not continuous, there are gaps between where one starts and the others ends, these gaps are the nodes of Ranvier.

NODE OF RANVIER: "The gaps, otherwise known as nodes of Ranvier between schwaan cells coating neurons support the process of saltatory conduct."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NODE OF RANVIER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/node-of-ranvier/ (accessed November 15, 2019).
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