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unmyelinated fibers

 

Definition: fibers having no myelin covering, naked axons; in the central nervous system, represented by all axons lying in troughs of oligodendroglia, and in the peripheral nervous system, by all axons lying in troughs in a single Schwann cell (Schwann cell unit); slow-conducting fiber.

Synonym(s): gray fibers, nonmedullated fibers, Remak fibers

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