Myelin vs Hypomyelination - What's the difference?

myelin | hypomyelination |


As nouns the difference between myelin and hypomyelination

is that myelin is (neuroanatomy) a white, fatty material, composed of lipids and lipoproteins, that surrounds the axons of nerves while hypomyelination is (medicine) an abnormally small amount of myelin in the brain and spinal cord.

myelin

English

(wikipedia myelin)

Noun

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  • (neuroanatomy) A white, fatty material, composed of lipids and lipoproteins, that surrounds the axons of nerves.
  • Derived terms

    * demyelination * myelinic * myelin basic protein * myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein * myelin sheath

    hypomyelination

    English

    Noun

  • (medicine) An abnormally small amount of myelin in the brain and spinal cord
  • Synonyms

    * dysmyelination

    Antonyms

    * hypermyelination