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demyelinating

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adjective de·my·elin·at·ing \(ˈ)dē-ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌnāt-iŋ\

Medical Definition of demyelinating

  1. :  causing or characterized by the loss or destruction of myelin <Exacerbations of demyelinating diseases such as optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis have occurred …—Mark Lebwohl, Scientific American Medicine, January 2003> <There are hereditary demyelinating neuropathies that are associated with multiorgan and central nervous system dysfunction.—Howard W. Sander et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 20 Feb. 2003>




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