Schmidt-Lanterman incisures


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Schmidt-Lan·ter·man in·ci·sures

(shmit lahn'tĕr-mahn),
funnel-shaped interruptions of the major dense lines in the regular structure of the myelin sheath of nerve fibers, formerly interpreted as actual breaks in the sheath but shown by electron microscopy to correspond each to a strand of cytoplasm locally separating the two cytoplasmic aspects of the otherwise fused oligodendroglial (or, in peripheral nerves, Schwann cell) membranes composing the myelin sheath.

Schmidt-Lan·ter·man in·ci·sures

(shmit lahn'ter-mahn in-sī'zhŭrz)
Funnel-shaped interruptions in the regular structure of the myelin sheath of nerve fibers.

Lanterman,

A.J., 19th century U.S. anatomist in Germany.
Lanterman incisures - Synonym(s): Schmidt-Lanterman incisures
Lanterman segments - the divisions of the nerve fiber between the Schmidt-Lanterman incisures.
Schmidt-Lanterman clefts - Synonym(s): Schmidt-Lanterman incisures
Schmidt-Lanterman incisures - see under Schmidt, Henry D

Schmidt,

Henry D., U.S. anatomist and pathologist, 1823-1888.
Schmidt-Lanterman clefts - Synonym(s): Schmidt-Lanterman incisures
Schmidt-Lanterman incisures - funnel-shaped interruptions in the regular structure of the myelin sheath of nerve fibers. Synonym(s): Lanterman incisures; Schmidt-Lanterman clefts
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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.
2007) Localization of annexin II in the paranodal regions and Schmidt-Lanterman incisures in the peripheral nervous system.