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my·as·the·ni·a

 (mī′əs-thē′nē-ə)
n.
1. Abnormal muscular weakness or fatigue.
2. Myasthenia gravis.

my′as·then′ic (-thĕn′ĭk) adj.
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myasthenia

(ˌmaɪəsˈθiːnɪə)
n
1. (Pathology) any muscular weakness
2. (Pathology) short for myasthenia gravis
[C19: from myo- + asthenia]
myasthenic adj
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my•as•the•ni•a

(ˌmaɪ əsˈθi ni ə)

n.
muscle weakness.
[1855–60]
my`as•then′ic (-ˈθɛn ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
2.myasthenia - any muscular weakness
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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my·as·the·ni·a

n. miastenia, debilidad muscular;
___ gravis___ grave.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Leite et al., "Thymoma and paraneoplastic myasthenia gravis," Autoimmunity, vol.
Paraneoplastic myasthenia gravis: immunological and clinical aspects.