Sentence Examples


  • These nerve impulses then stimulate the end of an axon to release chemicals called neurotransmitters that spread out and communicate with the dendrites of neighboring nerve cells.
  • A nerve can be likened to an electrical wire, in which the wire part is the axon of the nerve and the insulation surrounding it is the myelin sheath.
  • Children who have problems with the myelin have CMT type 1 and children who have abnormalities of the axon have CMT type 2.
  • The job of this gene is to make the layers of myelin stick together as they are wrapped around the axon.
  • On the other hand, in some neurons, after severance of the axon from the rest of the cell (spinal motor cell), the whole nerve cell as well as the severed axon degenerates, and may eventually die and be removed.