adrenoleukodystrophy

adrenoleukodystrophy
noun Date: 1976 a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait chiefly affecting males in childhood and that is characterized by progressive blindness, deafness, tonic spasms, and mental deteriorationabbreviation ALD

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