transsynaptic degeneration

(redirected from transneuronal atrophy)

trans·sy·nap·tic de·gen·er·a·tion

an atrophy of nerve cells after damage to the axons that make synaptic connection with them; noted especially in the lateral geniculate body.

trans·sy·nap·tic de·gen·er·a·tion

(tranz-si-nap'tik dĕ-jen'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
An atrophy of nerve cells following damage to the axons that make synaptic connection with them; noted especially in the lateral geniculate body.