demyelinization


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demyelination

 [de-mi´ĕ-lin-a´shun]
destruction, removal, or loss of the myelin sheath of a nerve or nerves. Called also demyelinization and myelinolysis.

de·my·e·li·na·tion

, demyelinization (dē-mī'e-lin-ā'shŭn, dē-mī'ĕ-lin-i-za'shŭn),
Loss of myelin with preservation of the axons or fiber tracts. Central demyelination occurs within the central nervous system (for example, the demyelination seen with multiple sclerosis); peripheral demyelination affects the peripheral nervous system (for example, the demyelination seen with Guillain-Barré syndrome).

de·my·e·li·na·tion

, demyelinization (dē-mī'e-lin-ā'shŭn, -ī-zā'shŭn)
Loss of myelin with preservation of the axons or fiber tracts. Central demyelination occurs within the central nervous system (e.g., the demyelination seen with multiple sclerosis); peripheral demyelination affects the peripheral nervous system (e.g., the demyelination seen with Guillain-Barré syndrome).

de·my·e·li·na·tion

, demyelinization (dē-mī'e-lin-ā'shŭn, -ī-zā'shŭn, dē-mīĕ-li-nāshŭn, -lin-ī-zāshŭn)
Loss of myelin with preservation of the axons or fiber tracts.

demyelinization

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Minden and Schiffer (1991) reported that depressive episodes can precede the onset of other MS symptoms and may be considered an early sign of the demyelinization that occurs during an MS exacerbation.
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Demyelinization and optic neuritis can occur with etanercept, but the absolute incidence is still low, estimated at between 2 and 6 per 100,000 treated patients.
However, these explanations do not account for the severe nerve damage, demyelinization, kidney insufficiency, and anemia observed in lead-exposed subjects [2, 9-11].