myotonic dystrophy

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Noun1.myotonic dystrophy - a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck; difficult speech and difficulty with the hands that spreads to the arms and shoulders and legs and hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant
dystrophy, muscular dystrophy - any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
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Family flowers only, but donations gratefully received towards the Dystrophia Myotonica in Wales.
There was a significantly increased incidence of unstable alleles associated with dystrophia myotonica in infertile men in Houston and Melbourne, compared with study controls.
19) have demonstrated that paternally inherited disease-causing expansions of the dystrophia myotonica protein kinase (DMPK) gene can be detected from maternal plasma.