myelination

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my·e·li·na·tion .mī-ə-lə-'nā-shən n
1) the process of acquiring a myelin sheath
2) the condition of being myelinated

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n.
the process in which myelin is laid down as an insulating layer around the axons of certain nerves. Myelination of nerve tracts in the central nervous system is completed by the second year of life.

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my·elin·a·tion (mi″ə-lĭ-naґshən) myelinization.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • myelination — [mī΄ə lin΄ə zā′shənmī΄ə li nā′shən] n. the change or maturation of certain nerve cells whereby a layer of myelin forms around the axons which allows the nerve impulses to travel faster: occasionally called myelinization [mī΄ə lin΄ə zā′shən]… …   English World dictionary

  • myelination — n. the process in which myelin is laid down as an insulating layer around the axons of certain nerves. Myelination of nerve tracts in the central nervous system is completed by the second year of life …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • myelination — /muy euh leuh nay sheuhn/, n. Anat. the formation of a myelin sheath. Also, myelinization /muy euh lin euh zay sheuhn/. [1895 1900; MYELIN + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • myelination — noun The production of a coating of myelin around an axon Syn: myelinization …   Wiktionary

  • myelination — n. (Anatomy) creation of a myelin sheath, development of a fatty substance which covers the axiom of nerve cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • myelination — my·e·li·na·tion …   English syllables

  • myelination — my•e•li•na•tion [[t]ˌmaɪ ə ləˈneɪ ʃən[/t]] also my•e•lin•i•za•tion [[t]ˌmaɪ ə lə nəˈzeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. anat. zool. the formation of a myelin sheath • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • myelination — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Миелинизация (Myelination) — процесс образования миелина вокруг аксонов ряда нервных волокон. Миелинизация нервных волокон центральной нервной системы обычно полностью завершается к концу второго года жизни ребенка. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • МИЕЛИНИЗАЦИЯ — (myelination) процесс образования миелина вокруг аксонов ряда нервных волокон. Миелинизация нервных волокон центральной нервной системы обычно полностью завершается к концу второго года жизни ребенка …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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