ascending degeneration


The degeneration of nerve fibers progressing toward the spinal cord or brain from the point of injury.

Nearby words

  1. ascender,
  2. ascendeur,
  3. ascending,
  4. ascending artery,
  5. ascending colon,
  6. ascending lumbar vein,
  7. ascending node,
  8. ascending pharyngeal artery,
  9. ascending rhythm,
  10. ascenez

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