Definition of neurodegenerative in English:

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neurodegenerative

Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)dɪˈdʒɛn(ə)rətɪv/

adjective

Medicine
Resulting in or characterized by degeneration of the nervous system, especially the neurons in the brain: an age-related neurodegenerative disorder
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  • Dysfunction in apoptosis can lead to cancer or neurodegenerative diseases.
  • The challenge will be in identifying the biochemical changes associated with mutations for each neurodegenerative disease.
  • Studies in Drosophila have been used to improve our understanding of human neurodegenerative diseases.

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