Leukodystrophy refers to a group of disorders characterized by dysfunction of the white matter of the brain. The leukodystrophies are caused by imperfect growth or development of the myelin sheath, the fatty covering that acts as an insulator around nerve fibers. Myelin, from which the white matter...
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a group of childhood genetic disorders in which the protective coverings of the nerves are destroyed
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Leukodystrophy: A disorder of the white matter of the brain, the part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers. The white matter is white because it is the color of myelin, the insulation covering the nerve fibers. (The white matter is as opposed to the gray matter, the cortex of the brain...
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<radiology> Type of dysmyelinating disease, hereditary, peripheral nervous system unaffected in some disorders Specific diseases: adrenoleukodystrophy, metachromatic leukodystrophy, spongy degeneration (Canavan), globoid cell (Krabbe) leukodystrophy, Alexander disease, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher dis...
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(loo″ko-dis´trә-fe) disturbance of the white substance of the brain. See also adrenoleukodystrophy and leukoencephalopathy. metachromatic leukodystrophy a hereditary leukoencephalopathy, marked by accumulation of a sphingolipid (sulfatide) in tissues, with diffuse loss of myel...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: lū′kō-dis′trŏ-fē Definitions: 1. Term for a group of white matter diseases, some familial, characterized by progressive cerebral deterioration usually in early life, and pathologically by primary absence or degeneration of the myelin of the c...
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