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tr.v. de·my·e·lin·at·ed, de·my·e·lin·at·ing, de·my·e·lin·ates
To destroy or remove the myelin sheath of (a nerve fiber), as through disease.

de·my′e·lin·a′tion n.


the removal or destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding a nerve
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Noun1.demyelination - loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function
degenerative disorder - condition leading to progressive loss of function
disseminated multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, MS, multiple sclerosis - a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers


, demyelinization
n. desmielinización, pérdida de la capa de mielina de un nervio.
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Multiple sclerosis is assumed to be an autoimmune disease, the hallmark sign of which is inflammatory demyelination of the central nervous system characterized by demyelinating plaques in the brain and the spinal cord.
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Spinal cord neuropathology showed higher pathology scores in demyelination, meningitis, perivascular cuffing (inflammation), and overall pathology in mice that had been given resveratrol during the early phase compared with mice fed a control diet, whereas mice treated with resveratrol during the entire treatment period had significantly higher pathology scores in meningitis and overall pathology than controls.
Mice treated with older donor cells had increased inflammation of the central nervous system, demyelination leading to an impairment in movement, cognition and other functions dependent on nerves, and a proliferation of spenocytes (white blood cells in the spleen), compared to the mice receiving cells from younger donors," Dr.
The rapid overcorrection of sodium (10 mmol/L in the first 12 h) increased the risk of osmotic demyelination because complications have been noted if the serum sodium change is >0.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease in which the myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and a wide range of signs and symptoms.