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Node of Ranvier

This image shows portions of several myelinated axons within a longitudinally-sectioned peripheral nerve, with myelin stained black.
A node of Ranvier appears as a gap in the myelin, where the axon passes from one segment of myelin to the next.


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Last updated:  4 November 2004 / dgk