Aging and Neurological Disease

  • Martin W. Donner
  • Bronwyn Jones


The emerging discipline of gerontology is receiving increasing attention. Aging can be thought of as a natural progressive deterioration that may be genetically programmed. The question is, when does “aging” begin? There are genetic syndromes in humans with many features of accelerated aging, such as Downs syndrome and progeria (1). In this context, it is thought that motoneuron aging is programmed genetically, but that secondary factors may influence the time course (e.g., exhaustion of motoneurons following increased metabolic demands).


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Soft Palate Esophageal Motility Piriform Sinus Pseudobulbar Palsy 
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  • Bronwyn Jones

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