One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dissolution or destruction of the myelin sheath of nerve fibres; specifically demyelination of the pons or other areas of the brain, typically associated with chronic alcoholism, electrolyte imbalance (especially hyponatraemia and its correction), and liver transplantation (chiefly in "central pontine myelinolysis").
1950s. From myelino- + -lysis.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.