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  • n. The production of a coating of myelin around an axon

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The acquisition by a nerve-fiber of a sheathing of myelin.


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  • Research on understanding role of SCIP transcription factor in myelination of Schwann cells. - 2006 All-USA College Academic Second Team

  • All the while, adolescent neural circuits are becoming more efficient, as nerve fibers become better insulated -- a process called myelination, which typically continues into our 20s.

    Researcher Contributes

  • Most researchers think the hallmark of brain maturity is the growth and repair of white matter, a process known as myelination, which creates speedier, more efficient connections between frequently used regions of the brain.

    The Seattle Times

  • So, just because of the size and the myelination are the magnitude of effect in DN is greater in sensory. Home Page

  • The speed with which these regions can be integrated depends on something called myelination, in which the tails (or axons) of neurons in the brain are wrapped in a fatty sheathing that makes them perform better. Top Stories

  • He -- they really focused on some things -- as you can see the images there -- something known as activity dependent -- activity dependent myelination, meaning what they are basically doing is continuously making his muscles, his body move.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2004

  • I think maybe there are a lot of chemicals, hormones, myelination, and so much more involved in growing up.

    Mike Ragogna: "We Are Young" and Odd Souls: Chatting With Mutemath's Darren King and fun.'s Andrew Dost

  • TRUDEAU: Small explains that myelination, the insulation wrapped around each nerve cell that increases conductivity, reaches its maximum in middle age.

    The Aging Brain Is Less Quick, But More Shrewd

  • Earlier studies also found that myelination, the fatty insulation around neurons, peaks in our late 20s and then declines.

    This Is Your Brain. Aging.

  • But myelination loss, according to new research, should come with an asterisk.

    This Is Your Brain. Aging.

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