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Axonal Regeneration in the Central Nervous System of Mammals

Isabel Klusman and Martin E. Schwab

in Neuroglia

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Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152227
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199865024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0037
                      Axonal Regeneration in the Central Nervous System of Mammals

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This chapter discusses axonal regeneration in the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS). In contrast to the situation in the peripheral nervous system (PNS), where injured axons often regenerate successfully over long distances, axonal regeneration is minimal or absent in the adult mammalian CNS. Therefore, CNS trauma often results in severe and permanent deficits.

Keywords: CNS; axonal regeneration; peripheral nervous system; function recovery

Chapter.  7700 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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