demyelinating

adjective de·my·e·lin·at·ing \ (ˌ)dē-ˈmī-ə-lə-ˌnā-tiŋ \

Definition of demyelinating

: causing or characterized by the loss or destruction of myelin
  • demyelinating diseases
  • a demyelinating agent

demyelination

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌmī-ə-lə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of demyelinating

1936

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demyelinating

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

medical Definition of demyelinating

: causing or characterized by the loss or destruction of myelin
  • Exacerbations of demyelinating diseases such as optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis have occurred …
  • —Mark LebwohlScientific American MedicineJanuary 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 Medicine20 Feb. 2003

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