Definition: 'Axonal Degeneration'
axonal degenerationType: Term
1. a type of peripheral nerve fiber response to insult, wherein axon death and subsequent breakdown occur, with secondary breakdown of the myelin sheath associated; caused by focal injury to peripheral nerve fibers; often referred to as wallerian degeneration.
Synonyms: axon degeneration
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