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The AxonStructure, Function and Pathophysiology$
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Stephen G. Waxman, Jeffery D. Kocsis, and Peter K. Stys

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195082937

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.001.0001

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Diffuse axonal injury

Diffuse axonal injury

Chapter:
(p.504) 26 Diffuse axonal injury
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The Axon
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JOHN T. POVLISHOCK

CAROLE W. CHRISTMAN

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0026

This chapter discusses the factors involved in the genesis of diffuse axonal injury and the factors involved in its attendant morbidity. Topics covered include the pathobiology of brain injury, evidence for injury of axons in human traumatic brain injury, evidence for the occurrence of diffuse axonal injury in experimental animals, pathogenesis of diffuse axonal injury in experimental animal models, and consequences of diffuse axonal injury.

Keywords:   axons, traumatic injury, brain injury, diffuse axonal injury

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