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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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).
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demyelination

Demyelinization Neurology A condition in which nerve trunks are not myelinated ab initio–eg, leukodystrophy or which suffer loss after myelinization has been completed–eg, myelinoclasia. See Leukodystrophy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

demyelination

Loss of the insulating fatty sheath (myelin) of nerve fibres. This usually occurs in a patchy manner. Local areas of demyelination, in the form of ‘plaques’ which extend across large numbers of nerve fibre bundles, is the hallmark of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. Also known as demyelinization.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Demyelination

Disruption or destruction of the myelin sheath, leaving a bare nerve. Results in a slowing or stopping of impulses traveling along that nerve.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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