Traumatic injury of spinal axons

Osamu Honmou, Wise Young

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This chapter discusses the mechanisms of axonal loss and dysfunction in spinal cord injury. It focuses on the primary causes of axonal injury, the subsequent extracellular ionic derangements that occur at the injury site, and neurotransmitter-mediated secondary injury mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Axon
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Function and Pathophysiology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865802
ISBN (Print)9780195082937
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)


  • Axonal dysfunction
  • Axonal injury
  • Axonal loss
  • Extracellular ionic derangements
  • Spinal cord injury


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