• neuroinflammation

    The swelling of the tissue in the nervous system. It could be initiated in response to a number of things including infection, traumatic brain injury, toxic metabolites, or autoimmunity. Microglia are the immune cells activated in response to these cues.
  • neuron

    A nerve cell that is the fundamental unit of the brain and nervous system. Neurons transmit information through electrochemical signals.
  • neurotrophic factors

    A family of biomolecules that support the growth, survival, and differentiation of both developing and mature nerve cells (neurons).

With thanks to World Parkinson’s Coalition.