Definition of Leukodystrophy

1. Noun. (medicine) Any of a group of disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of the white matter of the brain, caused by imperfect growth or development of the myelin sheath that acts as an insulator around nerve fibres. ¹



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Definition of Leukodystrophy

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Medical Definition of Leukodystrophy

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leukodystrophy

leukocytotactic
leukocytotaxia
leukocytotoxin
leukocytozoonosis
leukocyturia
leukoderma
leukoderma acquisitum centrifugum
leukoderma colli
leukodermatous
leukodontia
leukodopachrome
leukodystrophia
leukodystrophia cerebri progressiva
leukodystrophic
leukodystrophies
leukodystrophy (current term)
leukoedema
leukoencephalitis
leukoencephalopathies
leukoencephalopathy
leukoerythroblastic anaemia
leukoerythroblastosis
leukokeratosis
leukokinetic
leukokinetics
leukokininase
leukokoria
leukolymphosarcoma

Literary usage of Leukodystrophy

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"9 March 1970; revised 15 May 1970 • Tubules of Globoid leukodystrophy: A Right-Handed ... The tubules of globoid leukodystrophy have a 60-angstrom periodic ..."

2. Guide to Disability and Rehabilitation Periodicalsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... MN 55391 800/365-9944 612/475-9944 Subjects: Genetic conditions; Rare disorders United leukodystrophy Foundation (ULF) 2304 Highland Drive Sycamore, ..."

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