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Waller's law

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When nerve fibres are cut the distal portions of the fibre degenerate.

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The anatomical and physiological integrity of the nerve fibre is preserved only as long as it is connected to its cell of origin. When nerve fibres are cut the distal portions of the fibre degenerate.

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