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 (ăk′sŏn′) also ax·one (-sōn′)
The usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell.

[Greek axōn, axis.]

ax′on·al (ăk′sə-nəl, ăk-sŏn′əl) adj.
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Adj.1.axonal - of or relating to or resembling an axonaxonal - of or relating to or resembling an axon
neuroscience - the scientific study of the nervous system
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Keywords: Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Acute motor axonal neuropathy, Acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy, Fisher syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Effective 1 January 2018, Keller will help achieve the company's goal to pioneer breakthrough disease-modifying therapeutics for patients with neurological diseases by preventing axonal degeneration, stabilizing disease and allowing for functional recovery.
Disarm Therapeutics, a biotechnology company creating a new class of disease-modifying therapeutics for patients with axonal degeneration, a central driver of neurological disease, has named Peter Keller as its new chief business officer effective January 1, 2018, it was reported on Tuesday.
On September 19, 2017, Disarm Therapeutics, a new biotechnology company developing therapeutics to treat patients with neurological diseases by preventing axonal degeneration, announced the recent completion of a $30 million Series A financing.
In the femoral nerve, there was axonal degeneration with myelin sheath expansion and the presence of vacuoles, usually in chains and containing axonal debris or macrophages (Figure 2B, 2C and 2D).
Axonal damage is the major culprit underlying disability in conditions such as spinal-cord injury (SCI) and stroke.
It begins with chapters on the order of ontogeny, including cell differentiation and neural induction, the development of a body pattern, neurogenesis and neural migration, neural differentiation, axonal pathfinding, synapse formation, and apoptosis, followed by chapters on activity-guided, experience-guided, and socially guided neural development.
GBS subtypes are recognised on the basis of electrodiagnostic and pathologic distinctions and it included Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP), the most common variant followed by two axonal variants-Acute Motor Sensory Axonal Neuropathy (AMSAN) and Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy (AMAN).
Nerve conduction study/ electromyogram may be normal or show axonal motor neuropathy or axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy.
The court heard Finley suffered axonal brain injury - which can lead to coma.
Thus, these studies were indicative of a severe ongoing on chronic denervating process of mainly cranial nerves and length dependent mild axonal neuropathy in the limbs.
We observed hyperreflexia in the course of the motor axonal neuropathy form of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS).