Schmidt-Lanterman incisure

Schmidt-Lanterman incisure

(shmĭt′-)
n.
Any of the funnel-shaped breaks in the myelin sheath of nerve fibers, each corresponding to strands of cytoplasm that separate the two membranes composing the myelin sheath. Also called Lanterman's incisure.
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Schmidt-Lanterman incisures are funnel-shaped small breaks within the compact myelin that contain cytoplasm which connects directly to the cell bodies in myelin of the PNS.
(2007) Nodal protrusions, increased Schmidt-Lanterman incisures, and paranodal disorganization are characteristic features of sulfatide-deficient peripheral nerves.