"Saltatory conduction is like skipping a stone across the surface of the water, as the impulse seems to "jump" from node to node "
"A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Anatomy and Physiology"
"Electricity that travels in the nervous system by saltatory conduction is like a plane flying from city to city; the electricity jumps from one of the breaks in the nerve to the next. "
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