Term: posterior lateral line nerve immature Schwann cell
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Name: posterior lateral line nerve
Synonyms: caudal lateral line nerve
Definition: Cranial nerve which enters the brain between cranial nerves VIII and IX; contains afferents and sensory efferents to the posterior lateral line ganglion and middle ganglion. Fibers from the posterior lateral line ganglion innervate the occipital dorsal lateral line and trunk lateral lines.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000175]
Name: immature Schwann cell
Definition: A glial cell that develops from a Schwann cell precursor. The immature Schwann cell is embedded among neurons (axons) with minimal extracellular spaces separating them from nerve cell membranes and has a basal lamina. Cells can survive without an axon present. Immature Schwann cell can be found communally ensheathing large groups of axons.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001725]