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demyelination

[dee-mahy-uh-luh-ney-shuh n] /ˌdi maɪ ə ləˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
loss of myelin from the nerve sheaths, as in multiple sclerosis.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; de- + myelination
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  • The research team then injected both sets of mice with a detergent that caused the demyelination of their nerve cells.
demyelination in Medicine

demyelination de·my·e·lin·a·tion (dē-mī'ə-lə-nā'shən) or de·my·e·lin·i·za·tion (-lə-nĭ-zā'shən, -lĭn'ĭ-)
n.
The destruction or removal of the myelin sheath of a nerve fiber, as through disease.

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