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Medicine

Gerd Kempermann

in Adult Neurogenesis 2

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199729692
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199729692.003.0012
Medicine

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Failing adult neurogenesis might be involved in numerous neurological and psychiatric disorders, ranging from brain tumors, over epilepsy to major depression, schizophrenia and dementia. Medical relevance of adult neurogenesis also arises from its model character for regenerative processes in the adult brain. The chapter summarizes all aspects of how adult neurogenesis might be relevant for medicine.

Chapter.  44922 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System

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