degenerative disorder

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Noun1.degenerative disorder - condition leading to progressive loss of function
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
demyelination - loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function
dystrophy - any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition
disseminated multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, MS, multiple sclerosis - a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, shaking palsy - a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
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The physicist suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable degenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, whichleft him almost entirely paralysed.
He has lived with the early stages of the degenerative disorder for a decade, and insists that he is not leaving Judas Priest, simply stepping back from performing.
Parkinson's disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that, according to the charity Parkinson's UK, affects one person in every 500.
Parkinson's disease is a longterm degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that, according to the charity Parkinson's UK, affects one person in every 500.
Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder causing a cornea to progressively thin and become conical in shape.
Despite significant advances in the understanding of valve disease, mitral regurgitation has until now been largely considered a degenerative disorder, resulting from a weakening of the valve over time due to 'wear and tear'.
Summary: Shobhika Kalra overcomes degenerative disorder to help build 175 ramps across Dubai
A DEDICATED cyclist with a degenerative disorder spun into Huddersfield on a huge charity challenge.
The product is intended for the treatment of Type 1 - Early Infantile Krabbe disease, a rare genetic degenerative disorder for which there is no cure and is generally fatal before two years of age.
Craig Snowden and Claire Smith's 19-month-old daughter Jorja, of Ingleby Barwick, died in November last year from Krabbe disease, a rare degenerative disorder.
In the 43 patients with a central vestibular disorder, the most common cause was a degenerative disorder (table 4).
Westhuizen was diagnosed with the disease, an incurable, degenerative disorder which effects normal muscle activity, in 2011.

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