Wallerian degeneration

Wallerian degeneration
Wallerian degeneration Wal*le"ri*an de*gen`er*a"tion (Med.) A form of degeneration occurring in nerve fibers as a result of their division; -- so called from Dr. Waller, who published an account of it in 1850. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wallerian degeneration — is a process that results when a nerve fiber is cut or crushed, in which the part of the axon separated from the neuron s cell nucleus degenerates. [ [http://missinglink.ucsf.edu/lm/ids 104 cns injury/Response%20 to… …   Wikipedia

  • Wallerian degeneration — Wal·le·ri·an degeneration wä lir ē ən n degeneration of nerve fibers that occurs following injury or disease and that progresses from the place of injury along the axon away from the cell body while the part between the place of injury and the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Wallerian degeneration — degeneration of a ruptured nerve fibre that occurs within the nerve sheath distal to the point of severance [V. Waller (1816–70), British physician] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • wallerian degeneration — wäˈlirēən , wȯˈlirēən noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: wallerian from Augustus V. Waller died 1870 English physiologist + English an : a degeneration of nerve fibers that follows injury or disease and progresses from the seat of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Дегенерация Уоллеровская (Wallerian Degeneration) — жировая дистрофия поврежденного нервного волокна, развивающаяся внутри оболочки нерва, дистальнее зоны повреждения нерва. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • wallerian — Relating to or described by A.V. Waller. * * * wal·le·ri·an (wah leґre ən) named for Augustus Volney Waller, English physiologist, 1816–1870, as wallerian degeneration …   Medical dictionary

  • degeneration — 1. Deterioration; passing from a higher to a lower level or type. 2. A worsening of mental, physical, or moral qualities. 3. A retrogressive pathologic change in cells or tissues, in consequence of which their functions are often impaired or… …   Medical dictionary

  • ascending degeneration — wallerian degeneration of centripetal nerve fibers that progresses toward the brain or spinal cord …   Medical dictionary

  • descending degeneration — wallerian degeneration that progresses peripherally along nerve fibers …   Medical dictionary

  • secondary degeneration — wallerian d …   Medical dictionary

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