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metachromatic leukodystrophy

metachromatic leukodystrophy in Medicine

metachromatic leukodystrophy n.
An inherited metabolic disorder characterized by myelin loss, accumulation of metachromatic lipids in the white matter of the central and peripheral nervous systems, a marked excess of sulfatidates in white matter and in urine, progressive paralysis, and dementia.

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