Neural tissue consisting of myelinated axons connecting grey matter areas of the central nervous system. [ https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_matter ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • Neural tissue consisting of myelinated axons connecting grey matter areas of the central nervous system.
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Spinal_nerve.svg
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Grey_matter_and_white_matter_-_very_high_mag.jpg
external definition
  • Multi-tissue structure comprised largely of myelinated axons.[TAO]
  • Cell part cluster consisting predominantly of neurites in the brain and the spinal cord[FMA:83929].
external ontology notes
  • nlx_anat_101177 seems to have been lost in the transition from NIFGA to Neurolex
has exact synonym
  • white matter of neuraxis
  • CNS tract/commissure
  • neuronal white matter
  • white substance
has related synonym
  • white mater
  • substantia alba
  • CNS white matter
  • CNS tracts and commissures
homology notes
  • The myelination of axons by glial cells was the last major step in the evolution of cells in the vertebrate nervous system, and white-matter tracts are key to the architecture of the mammalian brain.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0002316