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
First Known Use of demyelinating
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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