Becker muscular dystrophy


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Beck·er muscular dystrophy

 (bĕk′ər)
n.
A form of muscular dystrophy that begins in late childhood or adolescence, almost exclusively affects males, and is characterized by progressive weakening of the muscles that is similar to but less severe than in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It is caused by a recessive genetic mutation on the X chromosome that results in insufficiency or abnormality of the protein dystrophin in muscle cells.

[After Peter Emil Becker (1908-2000), German human geneticist .]
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Noun1.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)
dystrophy, muscular dystrophy - any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
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Becker muscular dystrophy is a muscle-wasting condition, which usually affects only males.
Cardiovascular health supervision for individuals affected by Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy. Pediatrics.
The clinical, genetic and dystrophin characteristics of Becker muscular dystrophy. I.
KEY WORDS: Becker muscular dystrophy, dystrophin gene, exon, deletion
[ClickPress, Wed Apr 29 2015] Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) are rare progressive muscle wasting disorders.
Integrated DNA, cDNA, and protein studies in Becker muscular dystrophy show high exception to the reading frame rule.
Results suggest HCT 1026 may be beneficial for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which begins in early childhood, and Becker muscular dystrophy, which often occurs later in adolescence.
His 11-year-old son, William, has Becker muscular dystrophy, an incurable condition that causes muscles throughout the body to weaken and waste over time.