Definitions for "Demyelination"
The destruction, loss or removal of the protective myelin sheath coating the axons, resulting in their inability to transmit impulses. Usually caused by diseases such as multiple sclerosis or the leukodystrophies.
The loss of the myelin sheath of an axon, normally due to chemical or physical damage to Schwann cells or oligodendrocytes.
(dee-my-eh-lih-NAY-shun) Loss or destruction of the nerve's myelin sheath, which is an insulating layer that helps to dramatically speed the conduction of nerve signals