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In myelinated axons where are the most Na+ channels found?

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Axon is the largest part of the neuron measuring up to 1meter in length. They carry the nerve impulse away from the body to transmit it to the next neuron. The myelinated axons are surrounded by myelin sheath composed of Schwann cells.

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In the myelinated axons, the myelin sheath is present discontinuously. The gap between the myelin sheath is called Nodes of Ranvier. Most of the sodium ion movement in the axon occurs...

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