Nerve Fibers

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


A nerve fiber signifies an axon and its envelopes. Two types of nerve fiber exist — myelinated and unmyelinated.


Schwann Cell Basal Lamina Myelin Sheath Myelinated Nerve Fiber Unmyelinated Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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