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n. damage to the myelin sheaths surrounding the nerve fibres in the central or peripheral nervous system. This in turn affects the function of the nerve fibres, which the myelin normally supports. Demyelination may be a primary disorder, as in multiple sclerosis. There may be associated nerve-fibre damage.

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