Neuronal sprouting

Definition

noun

(cell biology) The process whereby a neuron generates additional branches (outgrowths) to establish new links between existing neurons.


Supplement

In cell biology, neuronal sprouting occurs in the following instances: (1) embryonic neurons undergo primary differentiation, (2) adult neurons respond to nervous system damage, and (3) dissociated neurons undergo redifferentiation in cultures.

See also: neuronal plasticity


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