Becker muscular dystrophy
noun Etymology: Peter Emil Becker b1908 German geneticist Date: 1974 a less severe form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy marked by later onset and slower progression of the disease — called also Beck•er's muscular dystrophy

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  • Becker muscular dystrophy — A chronic, progressive muscle degeneration disease. A form of muscular dystrophy that is quite similar to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, except that patients with Becker do produce some of the key protein, dystrophin, whereas those with Duchenne do …   Medical dictionary

  • Becker muscular dystrophy — noun a form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to …   Useful english dictionary

  • Becker muscular dystrophy — a sex linked (X linked) disorder in which affected males develop an increase in muscle size followed by weakness and wasting. It usually starts between the ages of 5 and 15, and 25 years after onset most patients are wheelchair bound. Although… …   Medical dictionary

  • Becker muscular dystrophy — a sex linked (X linked) disorder in which affected males develop an increase in muscle size followed by weakness and wasting. It usually starts between the ages of 5 and 15, and 25 years after onset most patients are wheelchair bound. Although… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Becker muscular dystrophy — Benign X linked muscular dystrophy with later onset and lower severity than Duchenne dystrophy …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Muscular dystrophy — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G71.0 ICD 9 359.0 …   Wikipedia

  • muscular dystrophy — n any of a group of hereditary diseases characterized by progressive wasting of muscles called also progressive muscular dystrophy see BECKER MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY * * * a group of muscl …   Medical dictionary

  • Becker's muscular dystrophy — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 1280 ICD10 = ICD10|G|71|0|g|70 ICD9 = ICD9|359.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000706 eMedicineSubj = pmr eMedicineTopic = 14 MeshID = Becker s muscular dystrophy (also known as Benign… …   Wikipedia

  • muscular dystrophy — Pathol. a hereditary disease characterized by gradual wasting of the muscles with replacement by scar tissue and fat, sometimes also affecting the heart. [1865 70] * * * Inherited disease that causes progressive weakness in the skeletal (and… …   Universalium

  • Muscular dystrophy, Becker — A form of muscular dystrophy that is quite similar to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, except that patients with Becker do produce some of the key protein, dystrophin, whereas those with Duchenne do not. Progression of the disease in Becker type is… …   Medical dictionary

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