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|Description:||A photomicrograph of the lumbar spinal cord depicting |
an infarct due to Polio Type III surrounding the anterior
spinal artery.When spinal neurons die, Wallerian degeneration takes
place resulting in muscle weakness of those muscles
once innervated by the now dead neurons (denervated).
The degree of paralysis is directly correlated to the number
of deceased neurons.
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|Content Providers(s):||CDC/Dr. Karp, Emory University|
|Copyright Restrictions:||None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.|
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