Definition of neurodegeneration in English:

neurodegeneration

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • Degeneration of the nervous system, especially of neurons in the brain.

    ‘the facility houses labs dedicated to research on heart disease, neurodegeneration, and cancer’
    • ‘Oestrogens are important to maintain normal brain function and may protect against neurodegeneration.’
    • ‘There are some pieces of research that point to underlying physiological differences that might contribute to cognitive deficits long before there is any overt neurodegeneration.’
    • ‘These animals typically die soon after birth from lung damage, and those that survive suffer severe neurodegeneration.’
    • ‘Iron is essential for a number of brain processes but increased levels may be damaging to the individual, resulting in neurodegeneration.’
    • ‘Scientists have found a clue that could explain the neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease.’

Pronunciation

neurodegeneration

/ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)dɪˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/