Axonal nerve damage (as from compression or crushing) that does not completely sever the surrounding endoneurial sheath so that regeneration can take place
Medical Definition of Axonal
diffuse axonal injury
axonal transport of organelles
They have struggled to identify the signals responsible for axonal guidance—for steering the tender and tentative axon of a young nerve cell through the pandemonium of the growing brain and over to its appropriate target.
Natalie Angier, The New York Times, 16 Aug. 1994
Intriguingly, many of the axonally expressed ligands found to influence myelination to date have been inhibitory, preventing oligodendrocyte differentiation and/or myelination.
Ben Emery, Science, 5 Nov. 2010
Medical Definition of Axon