Effects of advancing age on peripheral nerve regeneration.

  title={Effects of advancing age on peripheral nerve regeneration.},
  author={Deborah W. Vaughan},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={323 2},
Following axotomy, the regrowth of peripheral axons takes longer in older individuals than in young ones. The present study compares the crush-induced process of degeneration and regeneration in the buccal branch of the facial motor nerve in groups of rats aged 3 months and 15 months. Observations are based on qualitative and quantitative analyses of the nerve 20 mm from the site of injury in rats 1, 2, 4, 16, 21, 28, and 56 days after crush. The buccal branch is purely motor and contains a… CONTINUE READING


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