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Schwann Cells

  • Published2 Apr 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Schwann cells insulate the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling. Oligodendrocytes have the same job in the brain and spinal cord.

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