myasthenia(redirected from myasthenic)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to myasthenic: Myasthenic crisis
1. Abnormal muscular weakness or fatigue.
2. Myasthenia gravis.
my′as·then′ic (-thĕn′ĭk) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Pathology) any muscular weakness
2. (Pathology) short for myasthenia gravis
[C19: from myo- + asthenia]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
my•as•the•ni•a(ˌmaɪ əsˈθi ni ə)
my`as•then′ic (-ˈθɛn ɪk) adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||myasthenia - a chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions|
disease of the neuromuscular junction - a disease characterized by impairment of neuromuscular junctions
|2.||myasthenia - any muscular weakness|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
n. miastenia, debilidad muscular;
___ gravis → ___ grave.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012