degenerative disorder


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Noun1.degenerative disorder - condition leading to progressive loss of function
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
demyelination - loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function
dystrophy - any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition
disseminated multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, MS, multiple sclerosis - a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, shaking palsy - a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
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Craig Snowden and Claire Smith's 19-month-old daughter Jorja, of Ingleby Barwick, died in November last year from Krabbe disease, a rare degenerative disorder.
Westhuizen was diagnosed with the disease, an incurable, degenerative disorder which effects normal muscle activity, in 2011.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.
Brooke London, now 13, took a blue tablet given to her by a school pal, unaware it was a drug to treat the degenerative disorder.
ALD is a progressive degenerative disorder, meaning that myelin, the insulation around nerves, breaks down over time.
The Foundation aims to address the gap in specialist housing provision and changes needed to ensure those aged over 18 living with a complex neurological degenerative disorder can stay independent in homes with suitable facilities.
Postuma noted that while the improvement the researchers saw provided a modest benefit to Parkinson's sufferers, it was probably not enough to explain caffeine's allegedly preventive effects on the degenerative disorder, which are still being studied.
The most serious among these is keratoconus, a degenerative disorder in which structural changes wit-hin the cornea cause it to thin and change into a more conical shape from its normal gradual curve.
No specific therapy currently exists for this degenerative disorder, which is characterized by distal progressive muscle atrophy and sensory loss, although ascorbic acid has been shown to reduce demyelination and improve muscle function in a transgenic mouse model of CMT1A.
Nigel, who was born with a degenerative disorder known as Still's disease, a form of rheumatoid arthritis, never let his disability stop him from leading a normal life.
Similar operations have also been performed for various conditions such as keratoconus (a degenerative disorder of the eye); corneal dystrophies and scarring.
The cyclists hope to have raised more than pounds 25,000 for the charity, set up by Barry and Carmen Daniels, who lost their children Rhys and Charly to an incurable degenerative disorder in 1998 and 1999.

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