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demyelinating disease

[dē′mī·ə·lə‚nād·iŋ di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Any disease associated with the destruction or removal of myelin from nerves.
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We believe that the LINGO-1 research has significantly added to the body of knowledge about nerve repair in multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases," said John Richert, M.
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In other tissues and disease processes, for example damage to neurons in demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), the same semaphorin has an opposite effect on outgrowth of cells, preventing the regeneration and remyelination of damaged neurons.
Alternatively, in analogy to other limited forms of idiopathic autoimmune demyelinating diseases as recurrent optic neuritis or recurrent transverse myelitis, the clinical presentations of this case could be subsumed under the diagnosis of "recurrent monofocal encephalitis", "recurrent brainstem encephalitis" or more descriptive under "recurrent brainstem syndrome".
Chapters on headache, demyelinating diseases, infections of the central nervous system, and dementia are enhanced and are by new authors.