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Myelin and nerve structure

Myelin is the layer that forms around nerves. Its purpose is to speed the transmission of impulses along nerve cells.


Review Date: 8/5/2010
Reviewed By: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. Previously reviewed by Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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