Age-dependent loss of neurons in brainstem reticular formation

A. K. Kolomiytsev
2015 Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences  
Age-dependent structural changes in brainstem reticular formation were studied. The significant decrease of mean number of neurons in reticular formation was revealed with age increase. The loss of neurons at maximal level was revealed in patients aged 70 years or over. The loss of neurons may result in constant significant damage to functions of reticular formation and may underlie the dysregulation pathologic processes.
doi:10.12988/cems.2015.5112 fatcat:6lipz5q7azahxjsttpzpg3r454