oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

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Noun1.oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat; progresses slowly with swallowing problems common as the disease progresses; 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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The chapter on oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy discusses one such disease that is most common in the Bukhara Jews living in Israel (prevalence, 1:600).
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