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adrenoleukodystrophy

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noun ad·re·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy \-ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\

Definition of adrenoleukodystrophy

  1. :  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



1976

First Known Use of adrenoleukodystrophy

1976


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adrenoleukodystrophy

noun adre·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy

Medical Definition of adrenoleukodystrophy

plural

adrenoleukodystrophies

  1. :  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

or chiefly British

adrenoleucodystrophy

\-ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\play

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