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PHIL Image 2760
 
ID#:2760
Description:A photomicrograph of the thoracic spinal cord depicting degenerative changes due to Polio Type III.

When the neurons themselves die Wallerian degeneration takes place resulting in muscle weakness of those muscles once innervated by the now dead neurons (denervated). The degree of paralysis is directly correlated to the number of deceased neurons.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/Dr. Karp, Emory University
Creation Date:1964
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  • CDC - National Center for Infectious Disease: Polio
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    MeSH
    tree picture Anatomy
    tree picture tree picture Nervous System
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Central Nervous System
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Spinal Cord
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Nervous System Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Central Nervous System Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Central Nervous System Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Central Nervous System Viral Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Myelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Myelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Spinal Cord Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Myelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Neuromuscular Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Motor Neuron Disease
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
    tree picture tree picture Virus Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Central Nervous System Viral Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Myelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
    tree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Virus Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Picornaviridae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Enterovirus Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Poliomyelitis
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