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What is the Effect of Pharmacological and Physiological Treatments on Axon Demyelination of Multiple Sclerosis?


  • Chandana Akasapu The University of Texas at Austin


multiplesclerosis, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience, dopamine, myelin, axon


In this review, several treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, both physiological and pharmacological, will be analyzed and compared in terms of effectiveness. Demyelination of the axon caused by the immune system is the main factor causing Multiple Sclerosis and most physiological treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and physiotherapy have little to no effect on such mechanisms. Corticosteroids and plasmapheresis, however, have a more direct impact on the demyelinating mechanism and are therefore more effective in slowing the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.