mitochondrial disease

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mitochondrial disease

n.
Any of various diseases caused by malfunctioning of mitochondria as a result of inherited or acquired mutations in mitochondrial or nuclear DNA, typically affecting several organ systems, especially the nervous and muscular systems.
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Mattie died in 2004, just short of his 14th birthday, of dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy, a disease that interrupts autonomic, or automatic, functioning.