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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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MBP is revealed during myelination of nerves, so in demyelinization MBP level may increased.
In patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, no axonal damage but demyelinization that can be indicated with electrodiagnostic tests are detected.
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The association between coinfection and encephalopathy is less clear: HTLV-I infection is associated with TSP/ HAM, a clinical entity characterized by signs and symptoms of myelopathy, but displaying some evidence of brain involvement, such as perivascular infiltrates, demyelinization, and white matter destruction.