adrenoleukodystrophy


ad·re·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy

noun \-ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\

Definition of ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

:  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 deterioration —abbreviation ALD

First Known Use of ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

1976

adre·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural adre·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phies

Medical Definition of ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

: a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait chiefly affecting males in childhood and that is characterized by progressive blindness, deafness, tonic spasms, and mental deterioration—abbreviation ALD; called also encephalitis periaxialis diffusa, Schilder's disease, Schilder's encephalitis

Variants of ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY

adre·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy or chiefly British adre·no·leu·co·dys·tro·phy \-ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\

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