Obersteiner-Redlich zone

O·ber·stei·ner-Red·lich zone

(ō'bĕr-stī-nĕr red'lik),
the narrow line along the course of a nerve (or nerve root) where the Schwann cells and connective tissue that support its axons are replaced by glia cells. The zone marks the true boundary between the central and the peripheral nervous system. Usually located at or near the surface of the spinal cord or brainstem, it can extend (for example, in the eighth cranial nerve) several millimeters out along the nerve.

Obersteiner,

H., Austrian neurologist, 1847-1922.
Obersteiner-Redlich line - Synonym(s): Obersteiner-Redlich zone
Obersteiner-Redlich zone - marks the true boundary between the central and the peripheral nervous system. Synonym(s): Obersteiner-Redlich line

Redlich,

Emil, Austrian neurologist, 1866-1930.
Obersteiner-Redlich line - Synonym(s): Obersteiner-Redlich zone
Obersteiner-Redlich zone - see under Obersteiner