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Can gray matter grow back?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

Gray matter cells in the brain do not divide after fetal development.
If they are damaged or loss, the body cannot replace them. This is why many strokes are permanent and why injury to the head can be so damaging.

In brief: No

Gray matter cells in the brain do not divide after fetal development.
If they are damaged or loss, the body cannot replace them. This is why many strokes are permanent and why injury to the head can be so damaging.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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