from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To destroy or remove the myelin sheath of (a nerve fiber), as through disease.
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- v. To remove the myelin sheath from a nerve
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- v. destroy the myelin sheath of
Again, these chemicals demyelinate the Purkinje axon creating problems with balance, visual motor processing and integration and auditory processing.
If the name arachnoiditis makes you imagine “land of the spiders,” that’s no coincidence: the nerve network that the immune system begins to demyelinate looks something like a spider web’s intricate fibers spanning out from the lower spinal cord.