Morphology of central nervous system axons

Asao Hirano, Josefina F. Llena

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This chapter discusses the fundamental structure of the normal central myelinated axons, as revealed by transmission electron microscopy. Topics covered include the relationship between myelin and axon the central nervous system, cross section of the myelin sheath, cross section of the axon, longitudinal views of the myelin sheath and the axon, model of the myelin sheath, and comparison of central and peripheral myelinated axons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Axon
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Function and Pathophysiology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865802
ISBN (Print)9780195082937
StatePublished - May 1 2009


  • Myelin
  • Myelin sheath
  • Myelinated axons
  • Peripheral myelinated axons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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