Synapse elimination | definition of synapse elimination by Medical dictionary
synapse elimination (sin'aps e-lim-inā'chon),
the process by which all but one of the original embryonic axon branches co-innervating a muscle fiber are withdrawn.
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This research will, for the first time, uncover the role of the immune inflammatory response on tau development and determine whether processes involved in normal synapse elimination
are also implicated in the spread of tau across synapses.
Barres' group found that synapse elimination
is reactivated very early in glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease that is a major cause of blindness.