descending degeneration

n.

The degeneration of nerve fibers starting at the point of injury and progressing away from the brain or spinal cord.

Nearby words

  1. descendeur,
  2. descendible,
  3. descending,
  4. descending artery of knee,
  5. descending colon,
  6. descending node,
  7. descending scapular artery,
  8. descension,
  9. descensus,
  10. descensus testis


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