Becker's muscular dystrophy
noun see Becker muscular dystrophy

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  • 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

  • becker's muscular dystrophy — noun see becker muscular dystrophy …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association — The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is an American organization which combats muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system in general by funding research, providing medical and community services, and educating… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • muscular dystrophy — noun any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑dystrophy • Hypernyms: ↑genetic disease, ↑genetic disorder, ↑genetic abnormality, ↑genetic defect …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muscular dystrophy — a group of muscle diseases, marked by weakness and wasting of selected muscles, in which there is a recognizable pattern of inheritance. The affected muscle fibres degenerate and are replaced by fatty tissue. The muscular dystrophies are… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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