Myelin vs Oligodendroglion - What's the difference?

myelin | oligodendroglion |


As nouns the difference between myelin and oligodendroglion

is that myelin is (neuroanatomy) a white, fatty material, composed of lipids and lipoproteins, that surrounds the axons of nerves while oligodendroglion is (anatomy) a glial cell smaller than an astrocyte, that forms the myelin sheath for many axons.

myelin

English

(wikipedia myelin)

Noun

(-)
  • (neuroanatomy) A white, fatty material, composed of lipids and lipoproteins, that surrounds the axons of nerves.
  • Derived terms

    * demyelination * myelinic * myelin basic protein * myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein * myelin sheath

    oligodendroglion

    English

    Noun

    (oligodendroglia)
  • (anatomy) A glial cell smaller than an astrocyte, that forms the myelin sheath for many axons.