SALTATORY CONDUCTION

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The form of nerve impulse conduction in which the impulse jumps from one Ranvier's node to the next, rather than traveling the entire length of the myelinated nerve fiber, allowing for quicker conduction velocity than is associated with unmyelinated fibers.

SALTATORY CONDUCTION: "Saltatory conduction can happen much faster than other types of conduction."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SALTATORY CONDUCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/saltatory-conduction/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

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