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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).
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nodes of Ranvier

see MYELIN SHEATH.
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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
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