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New Drug Could Treat Paralysis and Fix Injured Spinal Cords

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes impermanent or lasting changes in its function. Manifestations may incorporate loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in the parts of the body served by the spinal line underneath the level of the damage. Damage can happen at any level of the spinal cord and can be complete injury, with an aggregate loss of sensation and muscle work, or deficient, which means some apprehensive signs can go past the damaged region of the cord. Contingent upon the area and seriousness of damage, the indications fluctuate, from deadness to paralysis to incontinence. Long haul results additionally go generally, from full recovery to permanent tetraplegia (likewise called quadriplegia) or paraplegia. Complications can incorporate muscle atrophy, pressure sores, infections, and breathing issues.

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Credits: ScienceNature

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