adrenoleukodystrophy

noun ad·re·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy \ -ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

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adrenoleukodystrophy

noun adre·no·leu·ko·dys·tro·phy
variants: or chiefly British adrenoleucodystrophy play \-ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\

medical Definition of adrenoleukodystrophy

plural adrenoleukodystrophies
: 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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