Neurometabolite is a chemical within cells in the brain that reflects function or dysfunction within those cells; they correspond to the mechanism of the injury. Neuroimaging can detect these and in turn, help medical professionals plan treatment accordingly.
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About the author: Janna Harris, PhD
Dr. Janna Harris received her PhD in Neurobiology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Her doctoral research focused on the role of specific extracellular matrix proteoglycans in adaptive synaptic plasticity following brain trauma.