Specializing in Canine and Feline 
Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1986

myelin

The lipid substance coating the axons of certain neurons; formed by neuroglial cells: oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells; enables action potentials to travel faster while using less energy.

 

Related Words

action potential ; axon ; neuralgia ; neuron ; oligodendrocytes ; Schwann cell