Disorders of myelination/Repetitorium

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Concepts: Formation and function of the myelin sheath

Demyelinating and dysmyelinating disorders[edit | edit source]

  • Slowing of AP propagation - desynchronization of conduction
  • Incomplete nerve fiber isolation - AP propagation with decrement - AP skipping
  • Limitation of mechanical protection

Central and peripheral demyelination[edit | edit source]

Major causes

  • Sclerosis multiplex
  • Diabetes mellitus

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