metachromatic leukodystrophy

noun

Medical Definition of metachromatic leukodystrophy

: a genetic neurodegenerative disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and is marked by the accumulation of sulfatides resulting in the loss of myelin in the central nervous system and leading to progressive deterioration of cognitive and motor functioning

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“Metachromatic leukodystrophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metachromatic%20leukodystrophy. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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