Class: Node_Of_Ranvier

•owl:Thing
        •bfo:Entity
                •snap:Continuant
                        •snap:IndependentContinuant
                                •snap:Site
                                        •Node_Related_Site
                                                •Node_Of_Ranvier

Super Classes

continuous_With SOME Paranode
Node_Related_Site

Annotations

birn_annot:curationStatusuncurated
definitionSite located at the gaps in the myelin sheaths of myelinated axons. Axon diameter is generally decreased in the nodal region, compared to the internode. Ranvier's nodes allow saltatory conduction, that is, jumping of impulses from node to node, which is faster and more energetically favorable than continuous conduction (MSH).
sao_IDsao571652273
umls_IDC0034667
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