Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
noun see Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Duchenne's muscular dystrophy — noun the most common form of muscular dystrophy; inheritance is X linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males) • Syn: ↑pseudohypertrophic dystrophy • Hypernyms: ↑muscular dystrophy, ↑dystrophy * * * noun see duchenne muscular… …   Useful english 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

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy — Classification and external resources Histopathology of gastrocnemius muscle from patient who died of pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy, Duchenne type. Cross section of muscle shows extensive replacement of muscle fibers by adipose cells …   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

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy — [do͞o shen′] n. a common hereditary form of muscular dystrophy, usually affecting young males, characterized by the severe weakening of the skeletal muscles, esp. the respiratory muscles: also called Duchenne s muscular dystrophy * * * …   Universalium

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy — [do͞o shen′] n. a common hereditary form of muscular dystrophy, usually affecting young males, characterized by the severe weakening of the skeletal muscles, esp. the respiratory muscles: also called Duchenne s muscular dystrophy …   English World dictionary

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy — The best known form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is caused by a genetic error in a gene on the X chromosome that prevents the production of dystrophin, a normal protein in muscle. DMD affects boys and, very rarely,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy — noun Etymology: Guillaume Armand Duchenne died 1875 French neurologist Date: 1971 a severe progressive X linked muscular dystrophy of males with early childhood onset that is characterized by absence of the protein dystrophin called also Duchenne …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • duchenne muscular dystrophy — noun also duchenne s muscular dystrophy Usage: usually capitalized 1st D Etymology: after Guillaume Armand Duchenne died 1875 French neurologist : a severe progressive form of muscular dystrophy of males that appears in early childhood, affects… …   Useful english 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

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