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    Myelin and Central Nervous System

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    What is Myelin? What does it do? Which cells provide it in the Central Nervous System?

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    Use has been made of material at the following sites:
    http://www.reeve.uci.edu/anatomy/scns.php
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myelin

    What is Myelin? What does it do? Which cells provide it in the Central Nervous System?
    If neurons are the electric wires allowing the brain to sending messages to the body and receive information from the body, then myelin is the insulation that allows the signal to move along the wires. Nerve cells send messages via electrical and chemical signals. Electrical signals are sent from the cell down a long snaky projection, the axon, to the next cell. Axons, like power ...

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    The solution discusses the functions of myelin.

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