Multiple sclerosis - macroscopical PM specimens
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials down long fibers called axons, which are contained within an insulating substance called myelin. In MS, the body’s own immune system attacks and damages the myelin. When myelin is lost, the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals.The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (scleroses—better known as plaques or lesions) particularly in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which is mainly composed of myelin. Although much is known about the mechanisms involved in the disease process, the cause remains unknown. Theories include genetics or infections. Different environmental risk factors have also been found.

MRI

Image

Text

(Source: neuroanatomyblog)

@2 years ago with 55 notes
  1. interferon-gamma reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  2. pimpicktheslick reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  3. richaveritt reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  4. canttamemyself-canblamemyself reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  5. myforgotnreality reblogged this from science-is-everything
  6. themuggleriddle reblogged this from science-is-everything
  7. science-is-everything reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog and added:
    Multiple sclerosis - macroscopical PM specimens Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain...
  8. fornices reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  9. itsmyshowitsmytimeitsshowtime reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  10. heartoftardis reblogged this from human-body-anatomy
  11. drcshane reblogged this from human-body-anatomy
  12. nursing-notes reblogged this from young-medic
  13. young-medic reblogged this from human-body-anatomy
  14. partyingyourlife reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  15. panacea-mjjr reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  16. tastesliketangerines reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  17. spooksvilledeluxe reblogged this from pimpicktheslick
  18. twelve-percent-moment reblogged this from human-body-anatomy
  19. tr0carred-me reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  20. pray4meplz reblogged this from human-body-anatomy
  21. human-body-anatomy reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  22. naturalnursepyt reblogged this from neuroanatomyblog
  23. neuroanatomyblog posted this