Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
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Chapter 14 - Assess - Page 308: 2


2. ANS: a.--- oligodendrocytes

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Insulating coats are laid over nerve fibers in CNS as well as in the CNS. In both cases this function is carried out by supporting cells of the nervous system --neuroglia. In the CNS the melinating neuroglia are called oligodendrocytes. In the peripheral nervous system (PNS), the myelinating cells are called Schwann cells or neurilemma.
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