Progressive muscular atrophy
Progressive Pro*gress"ive, a. [Cf. F. progressif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to {retrograde}. [1913 Webster]

2. Improving; as, art is in a progressive state. [1913 Webster]

3. (U. S. History) Of or pertaining to the Progressive party. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. Favoring improvement, change, progress, or reform, especially in a political context; -- used of people. Contrasted with {conservative}. [PJC]

Note: The term progressive is sometimes used to describe the views of a politician, where {liberal} might have been used at one time, in communities where the term liberal has come to connote extreme views. [PJC]

5. Disposed toward adopting new methods in government or education, holding tolerant and liberal ideas, and generally favoring improvement in civic life; -- of towns and communities. [PJC]

{Progressive euchre} or {Progressive whist}, a way of playing at card parties, by which after every game, the losers at the first table go to the last table, and the winners at all the tables, except the first, move up to the next table.

{Progressive muscular atrophy} (Med.), a nervous disorder characterized by continuous atrophy of the muscles. [1913 Webster] -- {Pro*gress"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Pro*gress"ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Progressive muscular atrophy — Classification and external resources ICD 9 335.21 DiseasesDB 29149 …   Wikipedia

  • progressive muscular atrophy — spinal muscular a …   Medical dictionary

  • progressive neural muscular atrophy — progressive neuromuscular atrophy Charcot Marie Tooth disease …   Medical dictionary

  • progressive spinal muscular atrophy — spinal muscular a …   Medical dictionary

  • Spinal muscular atrophy — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G12 ICD 9 335.0 …   Wikipedia

  • Peroneal muscular atrophy — A neuromuscular disease that is the most common inherited disorder of peripheral nerves, characterized by progressively debilitating weakness. Peroneal muscular atrophy is also known as Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT). The foremost feature of… …   Medical dictionary

  • spinal muscular atrophy — n any of several inherited disorders (as Kugelberg Welander disease) that are characterized by the degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in muscular weakness and atrophy and that in some forms (as Werdnig Hoffmann disease)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Autosomal recessive distal spinal muscular atrophy 1 — Classification and external resources OMIM 604320 Autosomal recessive distal spinal muscular atrophy 1 (or spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1, or distal spinal muscular atrophy 1)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 — (also known as spinal muscular atropy type II ) is an autosomal recessive disease and is a form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Symptoms Children with spinal muscular atrophy type 2 manifest less severe weakness than children with Werdnig… …   Wikipedia

  • Progressive — Pro*gress ive, a. [Cf. F. progressif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; opposed to {retrograde}. [1913 Webster] 2. Improving; as, art is in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”