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Is mental retardation a defect of synapse structure and function?

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Mental retardation is believed to be a result of alterations in molecular pathways underlying neuronal processes involved in cognitive functions. It is not fully understood, however, which molecular pathways are critical for cognitive mechanisms. Furthermore, whether mental retardation is a developmental or ongoing disorder of cognitive functions is unknown. Answering these questions will help elucidate the etiology of mental retardation and possibly lead to new therapies. Several recently pu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Pediatric neurology
Volume:
29
Issue:
1
Pages:
11-17
Publication date:
2003-07-01
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EISSN:
1873-5150
ISSN:
0887-8994
Source identifiers:
374488
Language:
English
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pubs:374488
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uuid:a98ae96b-b1f3-40e9-bdf0-20661f58cf29
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pubs:374488
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2013-11-16

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