what is a mylein sheath?

Asked by Rithwik anand | 17th Apr, 2014, 11:32: AM

Expert Answer:

Hi Ritwik, Myelin sheath is a extended and modified plasma membrane wrapped around the nerve axon in a spiral fashion. It protects the nerve fibre and gives the whitish appearance to the white matter of the brain.

Aswered by  | 23rd Apr, 2014, 05:13: PM

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