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Br Med J. Jul 31, 1976; 2(6030): 278–279.
PMCID: PMC1687940

Neuropathy in experimental diabetes: an animal model.

Abstract

A morphometric study of the common peroneal nerve in early experimental diabetes in rats showed that fibre size was diminished. The reduction in the size of the axon was twice that of the myelin sheath. This may contribute to the understanding of the impaired motor conduction velocity found in diabetics shortly after the onset of their disease.

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