Definition of Demyelination

1. Noun. Loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function.




Definition of Demyelination

1. Noun. The removal of the myelin sheath from a nerve fibre, normally as a result of disease ¹

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Definition of Demyelination

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Medical Definition of Demyelination

1. Loss of myelin with preservation of the axons or fibre tracts. Central demyelination occurs within the central nervous system (e.g., the demyelination seen with multiple sclerosis); peripheral demyelination affects the peripheral nervous system (e.g., the demyelination seen with Guillain-Barre syndrome). (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Demyelination

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Histologie examination revealed focal, symmetrical demyelination of subcortical ... Focus of demyelination ¡n subcortical white matter. Luxol blue stain. ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"If the demyelination is diffuse, the speed is reduced along die entire ... It the demyelination is segmental, the speed may be reduced only in those ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"In lambs less than 2 weeks of age it was extremely rare to find evidence of demyelination in the affected areas using the iron or lithium haematoxylin ..."

4. Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, Rtecs: A Comprehensive Guide edited by Doris V. Sweet (1993)
"05 Encephalitis 06 demyelination 10 Changes in surface BEG 11 Recordings from specific areas of CNS 30 Other degenerative changes 60 Tumors 70 ..."

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