degeneration

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Synonyms for degeneration

Synonyms for degeneration

descent to a lower level or condition

Synonyms for degeneration

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

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The spinal cord up to C1 showed marked Wallerian degeneration of the peripheral white matter from the median fissure, which extended along the ventral funiculus up to the most dorsal section of the lateral funiculus.
Emphasizing the therapeutic potential of post-injury AT treatment in spinal cord injuries, the investigation also strengthens the idea of long-term benefits that include reduction of secondary pathology through suppression of inflammation, Wallerian degeneration, gliosis, and most importantly-neuronal apoptosis.
2) Following the trauma, the interruption in the continuity of a nerve results in wallerian degeneration, characterized by the loss of axons in the proximal stump and retraction of axons in the distal segment.
Wallerian degeneration occurred in the dorsal funiculus where the white discoloration was observed on gross examination.