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Schwann's sheath

Synonyms

Neurilemma, the neurilemma of a nerve fibre.

Related people

The neurilemma of a nerve fibre.

Description

The neurilemma of a nerve fibre. A sheath on the axis cylinder of peripheral nerve fibres formed by Schwann’s cells.

Bibliography

T. Schwann:
Mikroskopische Untersuchungen über die Übereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachstum der Thiere und Pflanzen. Berlin, Sander, 1839.

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