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


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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