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
Translations

muscular dystrophy

muscular dystrophy

ndistrofia muscolare
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We are additionally preparing a clinical protocol for a study of TXA127 in children with congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A), and hope to initiate studies in 2016 in that indication, for which there are no current treatments.
Volunteering manager Sarah Clarke said: "Whether you're a serious runner, or a fun runner, help us turn Durham Orange in this chip-timed race and fundraise for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and raise funds to fight against muscle-wasting conditions which affect over 70,000 people in the UK, including 2,600 in the North-East.
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.
Mrs Richter and her niece, Georgina Worthington, organised the party in aid of Ms Worthington, who will be running the London Marathon on Sunday April 13 in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
In a clinical trial, tadalafil--commonly known by brand names Cialis and Adcirca--reversed the effects of a biochemical chain of events that, in Becker muscular dystrophy, deprives muscles of an important chemical, nitric oxide, which normally tells blood vessels to relax during exercise, increasing blood flow and oxygenation.
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Fundraising manager for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Charles Horton said: "We are urging the people of Merseyside to raise sponsorship by taking part in the Liverpool Big Fun Run which will help us to continue our work into funding pioneering research for a cure for muscle disease.
Seven years old, Ringo can still walk, jump and run like a youngster but if muscular dystrophy had taken its normal path, it is unlikely that he would even be alive now, reports the Telegraph.
Daniel Phelan, organiser of the Charity Awards 2010, said: "By being short-listed, The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has already demonstrated it is amongst the best-managed charities in the UK.
The six-year-old from Marston Green, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, will be seen on more than 1,000 sites across the country.
With all proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - a charity that funds vital research into incurable muscle disease and provides free support for children and adults affected - it's a great way to give a little extra this Christmas.

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