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Medicine 

Medicine
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Medicine
Author(s):

Gerd Kempermann

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199729692.003.0012
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date: 26 June 2019

Failing adult neurogenesis might be involved in numerous neurological and psychiatric disorders, ranging from brain tumors, over epilepsy to major depression, schizophrenia and dementia. Medical relevance of adult neurogenesis also arises from its model character for regenerative processes in the adult brain. The chapter summarizes all aspects of how adult neurogenesis might be relevant for medicine.

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