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Introduction: Axon

Description of Axon

Axon: long fiber of a neuron, that carries efferent (outgoing) action potentials from the cell body towards target cells; each nerve cell has one axon, which can be over a foot long; in the peripheral nervous system, the larger (myelinated) axons are surrounded by a myelin sheath formed by concentric layers of plasma membrane of the Schwann cell.
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Axon: Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.
Source: MeSH 2007

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