myelin sheath


Sometime It Breaks Down

a: Myelin sheath ~
b: rubber coating around copper wire

What: This is the common association for this cell type. But to make a jump to something else, the whole nerve cell can be compared to a garden hose. When a garden hose is in good shape, the water flows freely. The hose helps focus and flow the water stream. When a myelin sheath starts to break down it's somewhat like the hose having a kink in it the impedes the flow of the water through the hose. Something similar occurs with the break down of the nerve cell in the human body.

Writer: Lucretia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 13 2013 10:19 AM

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