name: central nervous system myelination
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def: "The process in which neuronal axons and dendrites become coated with a segmented lipid-rich sheath (myelin) to enable faster and more energetically efficient conduction of electrical impulses. The sheath is formed by the cell membranes of oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system. Adjacent myelin segments are separated by a non-myelinated stretch of axon called a node of Ranvier." [GO_REF:0000021, GOC:cls, GOC:dgh, GOC:dph, GOC:jid]
synonym: "myelination in central nervous system" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0032291 ! axon ensheathment in central nervous system
is_a: GO:0042552 ! myelination
relationship: part_of: GO:0014003 ! oligodendrocyte development
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