OBO ID: GO:0043209
Term Name: myelin sheath Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • astrocyte sheath
  • oligodendrocyte myelin sheath
  • Schwann cell myelin sheath
Definition: An electrically insulating fatty layer that surrounds the axons of many neurons. It is an outgrowth of glial cells: Schwann cells supply the myelin for peripheral neurons while oligodendrocytes supply it to those of the central nervous system.Myelin
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