Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!


From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



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)

Related term: