Demyelination

Definition

noun

The loss or removal of myelin sheath (e.g. from the nerve fiber).


Supplement

Demyelination occurs when the myelin sheath of myelinated nerve cells is removed (e.g. as an effect of a disease). There are two major types of demyelination:


Word origin: de- (from, away from) + myelinated

Related forms: demyelinated (adjective), demyelinate (verb)

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