amyotrophy


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amyotrophy

(ˌæmɪˈɒtrəfɪ)
n
(Pathology) pathol wasting of muscles, caused by disease of the nerves supplying them
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Noun1.amyotrophy - progressive wasting of muscle tissues
atrophy, wasting away, wasting - a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
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Arthur Asanyan was diagnosed with spinal amyotrophy, but he was not immediately demobilized.
A 15-year-old man was presented with progressive weakness and amyotrophy of the right distal arm and hand muscles, which had been present for the last 3 months.
Diabetic amyotrophy is an important cause of disability that is different from other diabetic neuropathies and causes muscle weakness and atrophy.
Repetitive nerve stimulation as a diagnostic aid for distinguishing cervical spondylotic amyotrophy from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Additional: nystagmus/optic atrophy/deafness/distal amyotrophy (weakness and wasting)/pes cavus/diabetes.
The clinical picture is characterized by extensive though asymmetrical amyotrophy, fasciculations, weakness, reactivity of myotatic reflexes, and a combination of bulbar and pseudobulbar syndromes, with preservation of both sensation and mentation, as well as ocular motility and sphincter control, although the latter is impaired in advanced stages.
In 1874, Jean-Martin Charcot described the disease as follows: "The common findings we observed in a group of patients were spasm and paralysis in the upper extremities and mainly in the lower extremities without sensory loss along with progressive amyotrophy involving especially the upper extremities and body and this explanation still remains current.
Silver, "Familial spastic paraplegia with amyotrophy of the hands," Annals of Human Genetics, vol.
Sellam, "Quickly progressive amyotrophy of the thigh: an unusual cause of rapid chondrolysis of the knee," Joint Bone Spine, vol.
Shelly, "A patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease presenting with amyotrophy: a case report," Journal ofMedical Case Reports, vol.
The recovery of ischemic hindlimb on day 28 was defined as five progressive levels: limb salvage, bloated foot, amyotrophy, mild loss of limb, and severe loss of limb (Figure 5(c)).
With the elapse of time, drop foot, amyotrophy, and severe passive ankle stiffness (PAS) can be caused when without sufficient ankle rotations [6].

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