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nodes of Ranvier

Narrow gaps between the ends of the segments of myelin that insulate single nerve axons. (Louis Antoine Ranvier, 1835–1922, French pathologist).

nodes of Ranvier

see MYELIN SHEATH.

Ranvier,

Louis A., French pathologist, 1835-1922.
nodes of Ranvier - short intervals in the myelin sheaths of nerve fibers.
Ranvier crosses - black or brown figures in the shape of a cross, marking Ranvier nodes in the longitudinal section of a nerve stained with silver nitrate.
Ranvier disks - tactile nerve endings of cupped disklike form in the skin. Synonym(s): Ranvier tactile disks
Ranvier membrane
Ranvier plexus - a subbasal stroma plexus of the cornea.
Ranvier segment - the portion of a myelinated nerve fiber between two successive nodes. Synonym(s): internodal segment
Ranvier tactile disks - Synonym(s): Ranvier disks