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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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Demyelination in multiple sclerosis

What is the most commonly accepted mechanism of demyelination in multiple sclerosis?

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by jack1992
Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Demyelination in multiple sclerosis
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Require advice regarding Myelin/VitB12 :D

... symptom. It is uncommon (although possible) to have a vitamin B12 deficiency unless you lack the intrinsic factor. B12 causes some degree of demyelination if the deficiency has lasted for a relatively long time, but as far as I know this is quite rare. Anyway, myelin acts as a kind of insulator ...

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by biohazard
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:36 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Require advice regarding Myelin/VitB12 :D
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