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Glossary for Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Dementia: Various mental impairment conditions.
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Hearing loss: A very rare condition described in two sisters. It is characterized by vision and hearing problems and incoordination.
  • Incoordination: lack of coordination, especially of normal voluntary and harmonious control of muscular movement
  • Lactic Acidosis: Acidic blood (acidosis) due to buildup of lactate
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myoclonus: Sudden involuntary muscle twitching or movement.
  • Myopathy: General name for any disease of the muscles.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Optic atrophy: Dysfunction of the optic nerve which results in impaired vision. The disorder may be congenital or acquired. The rate and degree of atrophy is greatly variable depending on the cause.
  • Sensorineural hearing loss: Hearing loss due to abnormal functioning or damage to the hearing nerve or the cochlea (inner ear) or the part of the brain that processes sound. The hearing problem may be present at birth or may be acquired through such things as aging, excessive noise or diseases such as meningitis.
  • Spasms: Involuntary muscle movements without full control.

 

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