demyelination
noun see demyelinating

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Demyelination — A degenerative process that erodes away the myelin sheath that normally protects nerve fibers. Demyelination exposes these fibers and appears to cause problems in nerve impulse conduction that may affect many physical systems. Demyelinization is… …   Medical dictionary

  • demyelination — n. damage to the myelin sheaths surrounding the nerve fibres in the central or peripheral nervous system. This in turn affects the function of the nerve fibres, which the myelin normally supports. Demyelination may be a primary disorder, as in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • demyelination — /dee muy euh leuh nay sheuhn/, n. loss of myelin from the nerve sheaths, as in multiple sclerosis. [1930 35; DE + MYELINATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • demyelination — noun The removal of the myelin sheath from a nerve fibre, normally as a result of disease See Also: demyelinate …   Wiktionary

  • demyelination — de·my·e·li·na·tion …   English syllables

  • demyelination — noun loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function • Hypernyms: ↑degenerative disorder • Part Holonyms: ↑multiple sclerosis, ↑MS, ↑disseminated sclerosis, ↑disseminated multiple sclerosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • demyelination, demyelinization — Loss of myelin with preservation of the axons or fiber tracts. Central d. occurs within the central nervous system ( e.g., the d. seen with multiple sclerosis); peripheral d. affects the peripheral nervous system ( e.g., the d. seen with Guillain …   Medical dictionary

  • segmental demyelination — degeneration of the myelin sheath in segments between successive nodes of Ranvier, with preservation of the axon; seen in a variety of polyneuropathic conditions. Cross section of sural nerve in chronic inflammatory demyelination… …   Medical dictionary

  • Демиелинизация (Demyelination) — заболевание, вызванное избирательным повреждением миелиновой оболочки, проходящей вокруг нервных волокон центральной или периферической нервной системы. Это в свою очередь приводит к нарушению функций миелиновых нервных волокон. Демиелинизация… …   Медицинские термины

  • osmotic demyelination — see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

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