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

1973

First Known Use of adrenoleukodystrophy

1973


Medical Dictionary

adrenoleukodystrophy

noun adre·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy
variants: or chiefly British

adrenoleucodystrophy

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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


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