myotonic dystrophy

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Noun1.myotonic 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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Hughes, "Systemic effects in dystrophia myotonica," Brain, vol.
Out of four types of myotonic dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2 (DM1 and DM2) are most common and caused by mutation in two different genes DMPK (Dystrophia myotonica protein kinase) and cellular nucleic acid-binding protein, that is, CNBP (previously known as ZNF9, that is, Zinc finger protein [3, 4]).
The authors correctly state that patients with myotonic dystrophy or dystrophia myotonica (DM) are at increased risk of residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB).