leukodystrophy

Disturbance of the white matter of the brain.
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Leukodystrophy

a group of childhood genetic disorders in which the protective coverings of the nerves are destroyed
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Leukodystrophy

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 which contains the nerve cell bodies). The white ...
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leukodystrophy

<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 disease, Cockayne syndrome ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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leukodystrophy

(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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leukodystrophy

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 central and peripheral nervous systems with glial r...
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Leukodystrophy

Leukodystrophy is group of disorders characterized by degeneration of the white matter in 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 in the CNS is produced by oligodendrocytes. When damage occurs to white matter tissue ...
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