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Medical Term:

demyelinating polyneuropathy


Definition: a type of polyneuropathy in which almost solely the peripheral nerve myelin is affected; can be familial (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, type 1) or acquired (Guillain-Barré syndrome); on motor nerve conduction studies, manifested as conduction slowing or block.

Synonym(s): segmental demyelinating polyneuropathy

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