myotonia atrophica

Definitions of myotonia atrophica
  1. 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 hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant
    synonyms: Steinert's disease, myotonic dystrophy, myotonic muscular dystrophy
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    dystrophy, muscular dystrophy
    any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
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