myelinolysis


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Related to myelinolysis: Osmotic demyelination syndrome

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.
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my·e·li·nol·y·sis

(mī'ĕ-li-nol'i-sis),
Dissolution of the myelin sheaths of nerve fibers.
Synonym(s): myelinosis (1)
[myelin + G. lysis, dissolution]
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myelinolysis

Dissolution of a myelin sheath around an axon.
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my·e·li·nol·y·sis

(mī'ĕ-li-nol'i-sis)
Dissolution of the myelin sheaths of nerve fibers.
[myelin + G. lysis, dissolution]
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myelinolysis

Disruption and loss of the myelin sheath of nerves. Demyelination.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Seasonal postpartum hypernatremic encephalopathy with osmotic extrapontine myelinolysis and rhabdomyolysis.
Dursun, "Extrapontine myelinolysis in an 18-month-old boy with diabetic ketoacidosis: Case report and literature review," Journal of Child Neurology, vol.
MRI findings in osmotic myelinolysis. Clinical Radiology 57(9):800-806, 2002.PMID: 12384105
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is a rare neurologic disorder caused by acute demyelination of the central pons.
Wenz et al., "Value of diffusion-weighted imaging in central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis," Neuroradiology, vol.
Therefore, both extra pontine and central pontine myelinolysis can occur as a consequence of a rapid correction of hyponatremia in individuals with chronic, severe hyponatraemia [45].
The possibility of central pontine myelinolysis was also entertained, but no history of hyponatremia was found.
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM), steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis (SREAT), Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE) are some of the disorders that might present with a localized lesion that specifically involves the pontine area (3).
They said the liquid he drank caused salt levels in his body to dive, bringing on a rare brain condition called extrapontine myelinolysis.