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Tonic spasm or temporary rigidity of one or more muscles, often characteristic of various muscular disorders.

my′o·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.myotonic - of or relating to or caused by myotonia
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Expansion repeat disorders include myotonic dystrophy type I, which is the leading cause of adult onset muscular dystrophy.
According to the companies, the two additional grants primarily being funded by NIH/NCATS include Children's Hospital Corporation: Prospective study in Angelman syndrome as well as the University of Utah: Prospective study in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 to Determine Biomarkers and Clinical Endpoints.
In addition, Marina has a preclinical program for myotonic dystrophy, using its own unique antisense oligonucleotide chemistry and delivery capabilities.
Michelle is in shock after learning her unborn baby could have a condition called myotonic dystrophy, and that her partner, Steve, may have it too.
30pm DEVASTATING health news for Steve tonight as he's told he has the genetic condition Myotonic Dystrophy, and it could affect the baby.
CORONATION STREET (ITV) KEEPING the fact he is the father of Leanne's baby a secret is one thing, but Steve has an even bigger burden to deal with when he learns that he and any of his offspring could be affected by Myotonic Dystrophy.
At the first baby scan with his wife, he tells her his dad Jim called to say he has myotonic dystrophy (MD).
We are delighted to announce these additions to the AMO Pharma leadership team as the company continues to build momentum and advance our clinical stage development programs targeting new therapies for debilitating diseases including fragile X syndrome and myotonic dystrophy," said Mike Snape, chief executive officer and a founding director of AMO Pharma.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Myotonic Dystrophy - Pipeline Review, H1 2016', provides an overview of the Myotonic Dystrophy pipeline landscape.
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common disease causing muscle weakness and atrophy in adults.