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adrenoleukodystrophy

noun adre·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy

Medical Definition of adrenoleukodystrophy

plural adre·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phies

  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 adre·no·leu·co·dys·tro·phy \-ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\play

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