Merzbacher-Pelizaeus disease

[mûrtsbăk′ər-, mĕrtsbäKH′ər-]


A familial degenerative disease of the brain marked by progressive sclerosis of white matter of the frontal lobes, mental deficiency, and vasomotor disorders.aplasia axialis extracorticalis hereditary cerebral leukodystrophy Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease

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