muscular dystrophy


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muscular dystrophy

n. Abbr. MD
Any of a group of progressive muscle disorders caused by a defect in one or more genes that control muscle function and characterized by gradual irreversible wasting of skeletal muscle.

muscular dystrophy

n
(Pathology) a genetic disease characterized by progressive deterioration and wasting of muscle fibres, causing difficulty in walking

mus′cular dys′trophy


n.
a hereditary disease characterized by gradual wasting of the muscles.
[1865–70]

mus·cu·lar dys·tro·phy

(mŭs′kyə-lər dĭs′trə-fē)
Any of several hereditary diseases in which a person's muscles gradually deteriorate, causing progressive weakness.

muscular dystrophy

An inherited disorder in which there is a progressive wasting of muscle.
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Noun1.muscular dystrophy - any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
Becker muscular dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to Duchenne's muscular dystrophy but less severe; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)
distal muscular dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy that sets in between 40 and 60 years of age and is characterized by weakness and wasting of the muscles of the hands and forearms and lower legs; inheritance is autosomal dominant
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, pseudohypertrophic dystrophy - the most common form of muscular dystrophy; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)
limb-girdle muscular dystrophy - an autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary complications in the later stages
myotonia atrophica, myotonic dystrophy, myotonic muscular dystrophy, Steinert's disease - 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
oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat; progresses slowly with swallowing problems common as the disease progresses; inheritance is autosomal dominant
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muscular dystrophy

muscular dystrophy

ndistrofia muscolare
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Investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that stem cells in the muscles of muscular dystrophy patients may, at an early age, lose their ability to regenerate new muscle, due to shortened telomeres.
Muscular dystrophies are clinically divided into six types as Duchenne (DMD), Becker (BMD), Limb-girdle (LGMD), Congenital (CMD), Facio-Scapulo-Humeral Muscular dystrophy (FSHMD), distal myopathies and myotonic dystrophy (MD).
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Kirath's family, who live in Westwood Heath, have joined forces with other affected families and the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK to campaign for government and the NHS to end delays to a breakthrough treatment called Translarna.
It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
The 11-year-old of Blyth, Northumberland, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was just three-and-ahalf-years-old and is still able to walk unaided.
To raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, email northwest @muscular-dystrophy.

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