demyelination

[ dee-mahy-uh-luh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌdi maɪ ə ləˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

loss of myelin from the nerve sheaths, as in multiple sclerosis.

Nearby words

  1. demuth, charles,
  2. demutualize,
  3. demy,
  4. demyelinate,
  5. demyelinating disease,
  6. demystify,
  7. demythologize,
  8. den,
  9. den bosch,
  10. den chief

Origin of demyelination

First recorded in 1930–35; de- + myelination

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Medicine definitions for demyelination

demyelination

[ dē-mī′ə-lə-nāshən ]

n.

The destruction or removal of the myelin sheath of a nerve fiber, as through disease.

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