adrenoleukodystrophy

noun
ad·​re·​no·​leu·​ko·​dys·​tro·​phy | \ ə-ˈdrē-nō-ˌlü-kō-ˈdi-strə-fē How to pronounce adrenoleukodystrophy (audio) \

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

Examples of adrenoleukodystrophy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, its stock dropped 25.9% after disclosing new safety issues with an experimental gene therapy under development to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition. Ed Silverman, STAT, 12 Aug. 2021 Bluebird bio also saw a big setback as some safety issues emerged in an ongoing study of a drug to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy back in August. Trefis Team, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 At the same time, its stock dropped 25.9% after disclosing new safety issues with an experimental gene therapy under development to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition. Ed Silverman, STAT, 12 Aug. 2021 At the same time, its stock dropped 25.9% after disclosing new safety issues with an experimental gene therapy under development to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition. Ed Silverman, STAT, 12 Aug. 2021 At the same time, its stock dropped 25.9% after disclosing new safety issues with an experimental gene therapy under development to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition. Ed Silverman, STAT, 12 Aug. 2021 At the same time, its stock dropped 25.9% after disclosing new safety issues with an experimental gene therapy under development to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition. Ed Silverman, STAT, 12 Aug. 2021 At the same time, its stock dropped 25.9% after disclosing new safety issues with an experimental gene therapy under development to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition. Ed Silverman, STAT, 12 Aug. 2021 At the same time, its stock dropped 25.9% after disclosing new safety issues with an experimental gene therapy under development to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic condition. Ed Silverman, STAT, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of adrenoleukodystrophy

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenoleukodystrophy

adreno- + leukodystrophy

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6 Nov 2021

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“Adrenoleukodystrophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenoleukodystrophy. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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adrenoleukodystrophy

noun
adre·​no·​leu·​ko·​dys·​tro·​phy
variants: or chiefly British adrenoleucodystrophy \ -​ˌlü-​kō-​ˈdis-​trə-​fē How to pronounce adrenoleukodystrophy (audio) \
plural adrenoleukodystrophies

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

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