myotonic dystrophy

myotonic dystrophy
noun Date: 1963 a muscular disorder that is characterized by dystrophic muscle weakness and myotonia affecting multiple bodily systems and that is caused by an abnormally high number of repeats of a codon in the genetic material

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  • Myotonic dystrophy — An inherited disease in which the muscles contract but have decreasing power to relax this phenomenon is termed myotonia (irritability and prolonged contraction of muscles). The disease also leads to a mask like expressionless face, premature… …   Medical dictionary

  • myotonic dystrophy — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • myotonic dystrophy — noun Medicine a form of muscular dystrophy accompanied by myotonia …   English new terms dictionary

  • myotonic dystrophy — An inherited human neuromuscular disease classed as an autosomal dominant disease in which there is progressive muscle weakening and wasting. Caused by an unstable nucleotide repeat (CTG) in the 3 untranslated region …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • myotonic dystrophy — dystrophia myotonica …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Myotonic dystrophy protein kinase — Dystrophia myotonica protein kinase, also known as DMPK, is a human gene. PBB Summary section title = summary text = The protein encoded by this gene is a serine threonine kinase that is closely related to other kinases that interact with members …   Wikipedia

  • Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation — The Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) is a non profit, 501 (c) (3) organization founded by families living with myotonic dystrophy (DM). Through education, advocacy and research, MDF is committed to establishing a voice and a face for this… …   Wikipedia

  • Дистрофия Миотоническая (Dystrophia Myotonica, Myotonic Dystrophy) — разновидность мышечной дистрофии, при которой имеют место мышечная слабость и атрофия мышц, сопровождающиеся неестественным удлинением мышечных сокращений после каждого произвольного движения (см. Миотония). Мышцы лица, височные и шейные мышцы… …   Медицинские термины

  • myotonic muscular dystrophy — n MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY …   Medical dictionary

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