Medical College of Wisconsin
CTSICores SearchResearch InformaticsREDCap

Mesh term Nerve Degeneration

Browse to parent terms:
Pathologic Processes


Loss of functional activity and trophic degeneration of nerve axons and their terminal arborizations following the destruction of their cells of origin or interruption of their continuity with these cells. The pathology is characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases. Often the process of nerve degeneration is studied in research on neuroanatomical localization and correlation of the neurophysiology of neural pathways.

Browse to child terms:
Retrograde Degeneration
Subacute Combined Degeneration
Wallerian Degeneration

Search for this term in our Faculty Database

View this term at the NCBI website