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neurogenesis

Line breaks: neuro|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
 
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Definition of neurogenesis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Physiology
The growth and development of nervous tissue.
Example sentences
  • One may be by the generation of proteins that facilitate synaptogenesis, neurogenesis, and stem cell differentiation into new tissues.
  • Matus begins by noting that during brain development, neurogenesis proceeds in a number of distinct stages.
  • While most researchers agree that new neurons are generated in the adult hippocampus and olfactory bulb, the existence of adult neurogenesis in other brain regions remains controversial.

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