Cell death in the nervous system
Cell death in the nervous system refers to the death of living neurons. Cell death can occur by mechanisms such as apoptosis or programmed cell death, in which death occurs by a characteristic sequence of events. Premature or inappropriate cell death in the nervous system is associated with numerous neurodegenerative diseases and following ischemic events such as stroke.
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