Definition of demyelinating
: causing or characterized by the loss or destruction of myelin demyelinating diseases a demyelinating agent
demyelinationplay \(ˌ)dē-ˌmī-ə-lə-ˈnā-shən\ noun
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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 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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