action potential conduction without myelin


a: Action potential conduction without myelin ~
b: walking with small steps


"Action potential conduction without myelin is like walking down the sidewalk in small steps, heel-to-toe, using every inch of the sidewalk to creep along. Conduction with myelin, is like skipping down the sidewalk. In myelinated axons, action potentials skip from node to node and this is called salutatory conduction."

Writer: Not stated
Date: Dec 30 2013 7:08 PM

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