The Mammalian Peripheral Nervous System in Old Age

  • Peter S. Spencer
  • Jose Ochoa


Age-related regressive changes are known to occur in nerves of animals and man. Some are accepted as the consequence of relentless mechanical damage at sites of local nerve entrapment, other changes are interpreted to result from atherosclerotic ischemia of nerves, while others are assumed to correspond to primary decay due to biological aging per se. Such changes involve both somatic and autonomic neurons, and transcend at the level of the neuronal cyton, the axon, the Schwann cell, and the motor and sensory nerve endings.


Dorsal Root Ganglion Sciatic Nerve Schwann Cell Satellite Cell Trigeminal Neuralgia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter S. Spencer
    • 1
  • Jose Ochoa
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of NeurotoxicologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyDartmouth Medical SchoolHanoverUSA

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