Medical Definition of Schmidt-Lanterman clefts

1. Funnel-shaped interruptions in the regular structure of the myelin sheath of nerve fibres, formerly interpreted as actual breaks in the sheath but shown by electron microscopy to correspond each to a strand of cytoplasm locally separating the two otherwise fused oligodendroglial (or, in peripheral nerves, Schwann cell) membranes composing the myelin sheath. Synonym: Lanterman's incisures, Schmidt-Lanterman clefts. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schmidt-Lanterman Clefts

Schleswig
Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswiger
Schleswigers
Schliemann
Schlieren system
Schlumbergera
Schlumbergera baridgesii
Schlumbergera buckleyi
Schlumbergera gaertneri
Schlumbergera truncatus
Schmid-Fraccaro syndrome
Schmidel's anastomoses
Schmidt
Schmidt's syndrome
Schmidt-Lanterman clefts (current term)
Schmidt-Lanterman incisures
Schmidt-Thannhauser method
Schmidt camera
Schmidt diet
Schmidt telescope
Schmidtian
Schmorl's bacillus
Schmorl's ferric-ferricyanide reduction stain
Schmorl's jaundice
Schmorl's nodule
Schmorl's picrothionin stain
Schnabel
Schneider's first rank symptoms

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