Contrecoup Injury Animation – Part 4 – Axon Shearing and Post-Traumatic Condition of the Brain
This animation, fourth in a set of four, depicts neural anatomy of the brain and the mechanism of axon shearing. Axon shearing occurs when the heavier neurons move faster than the lighter axons during a hyperextension hyperflexion injury. This causes the axon to shear away from the neuron, resulting in necrosis of the cell. Neural signal transmission is inhibited due to the damage.
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