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myelinolysis

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myelin +‎ -lysis

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myelinolysis (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Destruction of the myelin sheath
    • 2015 June 30, Min Jee Han et al., “A Case of Osmotic Demyelination Presenting with Severe Hypernatremia”, in Electrolytes & Blood Pressure : E & BP[1], volume 13, DOI:10.5049/EBP.2015.13.1.30:
      Rapid correction of hypernatremia and rapid change from normal serum sodium levels to marked hypernatremia may cause myelinolysis in humans, based on supporting data from animal studies 8) .

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