nerve fibre

nerve fibre
the long fine process that extends from the cell body of a neurone and carries nerve impulses. Bundles of nerve fibres running together form a nerve. Each fibre has a sheath, which in medullated nerve fibres is a relatively thick layer containing the fatty insulating material myelin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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