Definition of myelinolysis in English:

myelinolysis

noun

Medicine
  • 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").

Origin

1950s. From myelino- + -lysis.

Pronunciation

myelinolysis

/ˌmʌɪɪlɪˈnɒlɪsɪs/