myotonic muscular dystrophy

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Related to myotonic muscular dystrophy: myotonic dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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Noun1.myotonic muscular dystrophy - a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck; difficult speech and difficulty with the hands that spreads to the arms and shoulders and legs and hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant
dystrophy, muscular dystrophy - any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
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Stasi et al., "Gastrointestinal manifestations in myotonic muscular dystrophy," World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 is the most common form of myotonic muscular dystrophy diagnosed in children, with a prevalence ranging from 1 per 100,000 in Japan to 3-15 per 100,000 in Europe7.
Gastrointestinal manifestations in myotonic muscular dystrophy. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 72(12), 1821-1828.