Wallerian degeneration


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Wal`le´ri`an de`gen`er`a´tion


1.(Med.) A form of degeneration occurring in nerve fibers as a result of their division; - so called from Dr. Waller, who published an account of it in 1850.
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These nerves also show Wallerian degeneration, which supports their role in the perpetuation of chronic pain syndrome.
Histopathological changes including severities of Wallerian degeneration of sciatic nerve and gastrocnemius muscle atrophy were investigated by light microscopy.
The severity of axonal damage may vary from reversible functional impairment of nodal axolemma to complete axonal damage with subsequent Wallerian degeneration.