oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

Definitions of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
  1. noun
    a form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat; progresses slowly with swallowing problems common as the disease progresses; inheritance is autosomal dominant
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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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