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Descriptor English: Ranvier's Nodes
Descriptor Spanish: Nódulos de Ranvier
Descriptor Portuguese: Nós Neurofibrosos
Descriptor French: Noeuds de Ranvier
Entry term(s): Nodes of Ranvier
Nodes, Ranvier's
Ranvier Nodes
Ranviers Nodes
Tree number(s): A08.637.800.500.700
A08.675.542.512.560.700
A08.800.800.690.500.700
A10.755.503.700
A11.284.149.165.760
A11.650.800.500.700
A11.671.501.512.560.700
A11.671.514.553.640
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011901
Scope note: Regularly spaced gaps in the myelin sheaths of peripheral axons. Ranvier's nodes allow saltatory conduction, that is, jumping of impulses from node to node, which is faster and more energetically favorable than continuous conduction.
Annotation: regular gaps in myelin sheath; A 11 qualif except /cytol; /genet permitted
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73(65)
DeCS ID: 12337
Unique ID: D011901
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2000/06/22
Ranvier's Nodes - Preferred
Concept UI M0018474
Scope note Regularly spaced gaps in the myelin sheaths of peripheral axons. Ranvier's nodes allow saltatory conduction, that is, jumping of impulses from node to node, which is faster and more energetically favorable than continuous conduction.
Preferred term Ranvier's Nodes
Entry term(s) Nodes of Ranvier
Nodes, Ranvier's
Ranvier Nodes
Ranviers Nodes



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