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Nerve Injuries

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Wallerian degeneration is



A Necrotic changes that appear in muscle after ischemia.

B The process of degeneration distal to a point of injury to a nerve.

C Seen in bone following infection.

D In a nerve injury the reaction proximal to the point of detachment.

Ans. B

The process of degeneration distal to a point of injury to a nerve

a. Nerve injury distal to the point of injury is called secondary or Wallerian degeneration.

b. The reaction proximal to the point of injury is called pri­mary or retrograde degeneration and proceeds for at least an internode or more;

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