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Axonic and Synaptic Lesions in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Naturevolume 214pages352355 (1967) | Download Citation

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Peculiar vesicular structures in the axons and synaptic terminals of neocortex of a 30 month old boy with psychomotor retardation of unknown origin are similar to the changes observed in other human diseases characterized by disorders of memory and learning. Such changes in the architecture of axons and synapses may cause certain disorders the aetiology of which is at present obscure.

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