Term: spinal cord central nervous system myelination
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Name: spinal cord
Synonyms: medulla spinalis, spinal cord structure
Definition:
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000075]
Name: central nervous system myelination
Synonyms: myelination in central nervous system
Definition: The process in which neuronal axons and dendrites become coated with a segmented lipid-rich sheath (myelin) to enable faster and more energetically efficient conduction of electrical impulses. The sheath is formed by the cell membranes of oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system. Adjacent myelin segments are separated by a non-myelinated stretch of axon called a node of Ranvier.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0022010]   QuickGO   AmiGO