leukodystrophy
noun (plural -phies) Date: 1960 any of several genetically determined diseases characterized by progressive degeneration of myelin in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves

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  • Leukodystrophy — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 32504 ICD10 = ICD10|E|71|3|e|70, ICD10|E|75|2|e|70 ICD9 = ICD9|330.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Leukodystrophy refers to a group of disorders… …   Wikipedia

  • leukodystrophy — noun Any of a group of disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of the white matter of the brain, caused by imperfect growth or development of the myelin sheath that acts as an insulator around nerve fibres …   Wiktionary

  • Leukodystrophy — A disorder of the white matter of the brain, the part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers. The white matter is white because it is the color of myelin, the insulation covering the nerve fibers. (The white matter is as opposed to… …   Medical dictionary

  • leukodystrophy — leu·ko·dys·tro·phy …   English syllables

  • leukodystrophy — ˌlükōˈdistrəfē noun Etymology: leuc + dystrophy : any of several genetically determined diseases (as adrenoleukodystrophy) characterized by progressive degeneration of myelin in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metachromatic leukodystrophy — Classification and external resources Sulfatide ICD 10 E75.2 …   Wikipedia

  • globioid cell leukodystrophy — globioid cell leukodystrophy. = Krabbe disease (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • globioid cell leukodystrophy — globioid cell leukodystrophy. См. болезнь Краббе. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • metachromatic leukodystrophy — n a hereditary neurological disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by the accumulation of cerebroside sulfates, loss of myelin in the central nervous system, and progressive deterioration of mental and motor activity * * * an autosomal… …   Medical dictionary

  • Krabbe disease (leukodystrophy) — Krab·be disease (leukodystrophy) (krahґbə) [Knud H. Krabbe, Danish neurologist, 1885–1961] see under disease …   Medical dictionary

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