mitochondrial disease

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mitochondrial disease

n.
Any of various diseases caused by malfunctioning of mitochondria as a result of inherited or acquired mutations in mitochondrial or nuclear DNA, typically affecting several organ systems, especially the nervous and muscular systems.
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Canadian researchers report that a nutrient combination including creatine monohydrate, coenzyme Q10, and lipoic acid improves mitochondrial energy production, even in patients with diagnosed disorders of mitochondrial metabolism.