myotonic muscular dystrophy

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Related to myotonic muscular dystrophy: myotonic dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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Noun1.myotonic muscular 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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What's especially gratifying is that antisense drugs also seem to work better in the nucleus, so it seems as though the mechanism of myotonic muscular dystrophy may be the key to defeating it, according to Thornton.
There are several forms of muscular dystrophy (MD) that affect children including Duchenne, facioscapulohumeral, limb-girdle, and myotonic muscular dystrophy.
Iplex, which is already approved for treating a growth hormone deficiency, was being tested by the company as a potential treatment for myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD), a genetic disorder that results in various symptoms across multiple body systems.
0 million from the Muscular Dystrophy Association supporting the IPLEX(TM) Phase 2 Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy ("MMD") trial.
My 25-year-old grandson has recently been diagnosed with myotonic muscular dystrophy.