demyelinating disease

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demyelinating disease de·my·e·lin·at·ing disease (dē-mī'ə-lə-nā'tĭng)
n.
Any of a group of diseases of unknown cause in which there is extensive loss of the myelin sheaths of nerve fibers, as in multiple sclerosis.

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