Other Neurodegenerative Conditions

  • M. Mascalchi
Part of the Topics in Neuroscience book series (TOPNEURO)


Neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) represent a large group of sporadic or inherited conditions which share the fundamental physiopathological feature of a progressive dysfunction and death of neurons belonging to different systems, which ultimately leads to regional and global brain atrophy. Although considerable advances in understanding the etiopathogenesis of these diseases have been made, to date no treatment capable of halting the progression of neurodegeneration in any of these diseases is available.


Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Fractional Anisotropy Multiple System Atrophy Mean Diffusivity Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 
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  • M. Mascalchi
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  1. 1.Radiodiagnostic Section Department of Clinical Physiopathology and Department of Neurological SciencesUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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