Other Toxic and Metabolic Leukoencephalopathies
Myelin is unique among membranes because of its consisting predominantly of lipid and because of its long half-life. As a consequence, myelin accumulates lipophilic substances and is exposed to their adverse effects over a long period of time. As one might expect, there are various substances which cause degradation of the myelin membrane and demyelination; these are called myelinotoxic.
KeywordsWhite Matter Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Myelin Membrane Myelin Loss Lead Intoxication
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