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  1. Ranvier's nodes, nodes of Ranviernoun

    small gaps in the myelin sheath of medullated axons


  1. ranvier's nodes

    Ranvier's Nodes, also known as Nodes of Ranvier, are small gaps in the myelin sheath where an axon is exposed. These nodes are important in the conduction of nerve impulses along the axon in a process known as saltatory conduction. They enable a faster and more efficient transmission of electrical signals in the nervous system, contributing to rapid and coordinated body operations. They are named after the French anatomist Louis-Antoine Ranvier, who discovered them.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ranvier's Nodes

    Regularly spaced gaps in the myelin sheaths of peripheral axons. 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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranvier's nodes in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranvier's nodes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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