Definition of Neurolemma

1. Noun. Thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber.

Exact synonyms: Neurilemma
Generic synonyms: Case, Sheath
Group relationships: Nerve Fiber, Nerve Fibre



Definition of Neurolemma

1. Noun. (neurology) the outermost nucleated cytoplasmic layer of Schwann cells that surrounds the axon of the neuron. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Neurolemma

1. Synonym: neurilemma. Origin: neuro-+ G. Lemma, husk (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurolemma

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neurokinin
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neurokinin k
neurolathyrism
neurolaw
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neurolemma (current term)
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neuroleptanalgesia
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neuroleptanesthesia
neuroleptic
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neuroleptic malignant syndrome
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neuroleukin
neuroligin
neuroligins

Literary usage of Neurolemma

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1. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"The outer covering is the neurolemma, or sheath of Schwann. It is a delicate, structureless membrane which incloses the myelin. There is under this sheath ..."

2. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Frederic Thomas Lewis, Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"The nucleus, which is flattened by the myelin against the outer cell wall, mid-way between the nodes, is not shown. Corresponding with the neurolemma on the ..."

3. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"The myelin begins to disintegrate and forms droplets of fat within the neurolemma, thus giving a positive black stain with ..."

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