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

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

Spinal:nerve.svg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Grey_matter_and_white_matter_-_very_high_mag.jpg

external definition

Cell part cluster consisting predominantly of neurites in the brain and the spinal cord[FMA:83929].

Multi-tissue structure comprised largely of myelinated axons.[TAO]

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

substantia alba

CNS tracts and commissures

CNS white matter

white mater

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