In patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), the myelin surrounding the axons degenerates. What are the effects of this loss of myelination?

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Action potentials would spread down the axon more quickly.

  

Action potentials would spread down the axon more slowly.

  

Action potentials would spread down the axon more quickly because voltage-gated ion channels would open more quickly.

  

Action potentials would spread down the axon more slowly because voltage-gated ion channels would open more slowly.

 

asked Dec 31, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Action potentials would spread down the axon more slowly.

 

answered Dec 31, 2012 by anonymous

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