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my·op·a·thy

 (mī-ŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. my·op·a·thies
A disease of muscle or muscle tissue.

my′o·path′ic (mī′ə-păth′ĭk) adj.

myopathy

(maɪˈɒpəθɪ)
n, pl -thies
(Pathology) any disease affecting muscles or muscle tissue

my•op•a•thy

(maɪˈɒp ə θi)

n., pl. -thies.
any abnormality or disease of muscle tissue.
[1840–50]
my•o•path•ic (ˌmaɪ əˈpæθ ɪk) adj.

myopathy

A muscle disease, usually degenerative, but sometimes caused by drug side-effects, chemical poisoning, or by chronic disorder of the immune system. The muscles generally fail to function fully.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myopathy - any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations

my·op·a·thy

n. miopatía, cualquier enfermedad muscular;
ocular ______ ocular.

myopathy

n miopatía
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People with Nemaline Myopathy suffer muscle weakness throughout the body, but it is typically most severe in the muscles of the face, neck, trunk and other muscles close to the centre of the body (proximal muscles), such as those of the upper arms and legs.
Georgia has chosen to help three causes close to her heart: Muscular Dystrophy UK, the Nemaline Myopathy Support Group and the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, because her grandad has been treated for prostate cancer at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
Other Myopathies This group of unrelated genetic muscle disorders (such as central core disease, nemaline myopathy, myotubular myopathy and mitochondrial myopathy) may cause diffuse weakness, some skeletal defomities and progressive muscle wasting, among other symptoms.
Treatment: An infant with nemaline myopathy usually requires a feeding tube to deliver nutrition and mechanical ventilation to support respiration.
Georgia Gibbons, 15, from Birkenhead, was diagnosed with nemaline myopathy - which causes muscle weakness throughout the body - when she was six, but has spent the last seven years fundraising.