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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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Although anecdotal communications of successful treatment of this condition in flamingos exist, this is the first report, to our knowledge, that describes in detail the successful treatment of capture myopathy in any flamingo species.
Biochemical parameters following capture myopathy in one Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx).
People who feel trapped experience capture myopathy, the same way that animals do.
She was told that by looking into the monkey's eyes, she could give it capture myopathy which could trigger massive heart problems.
Tundra swans had high levels of creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, amylase, and alkaline phosphatase compared with some other avian species (values were up to 7 times greater), possibly indicating capture myopathy.
However, the important topic of capture myopathy, seen in all major wild animal capture operations and previously documented in sea otters (Williams and VanBlaricom, 1989), is not discussed--nor is mitigation of this problem directly addressed in this chapter--although both are crucial in successful capture operations.