medical Definition of axolemma
- For a short time after the passage of a nerve impulse along a nerve fiber, while the axolemma is still depolarized, a second stimulus, however strong, is unable to excite the nerve.
- —Richard S. Snell, Clinical Neuroanatomy, 7th edition, 2010
- At these gaps called nodes of Ranvier, the plasma membrane of the axon (the axolemma) is exposed to the extracellular space for about 0.5 mm.
- —Eric R. Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 4th edition, 2000
axolemmalplay \ˈak-sə-ˌlem-əl\ adjective
- These observations are all consistent with the hypothesis that the axolemmal membrane is necessary for the injury-induced formation of substantial numbers of vesicles or other membranous structures.
- —Christopher S. Eddleman et al., The Journal of Neuroscience, 1 June 1998