Wallerian degeneration

noun
Wal·​le·​ri·​an degeneration | \ wä-ˈlir-ē-ən- How to pronounce Wallerian degeneration (audio) \

Medical Definition of Wallerian degeneration

: 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 cell body remains intact

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“Wallerian degeneration.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Wallerian%20degeneration. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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