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Diseases » Myopathy, myotubular » Glossary
 

Glossary for Myopathy, myotubular

  • Centronuclear myopathy, congenital: A severe inherited form of muscle wasting disease which often results in infant death.
  • Cerebral Palsy: Any brain disorder causing movement disability
  • Congenital myopathies: Congenital myopathies refers to the dysfunction of muscle fibers and muscle weakness that is present at birth.
  • Developmental problems: Physical or mental development difficulty.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myopathy: General name for any disease of the muscles.
  • Reduced muscle tone: Reduced muscle tone is a loss of or less than normal amount of muscle tightness.
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A rare condition characterized by progressive degeneration of the spinal and brainstem motor neurons. During fetal development excess primary neurons are formed. The body automatically destroys the extra primary neurons so that only some survive and mature into neurons. In spinal muscular dystrophy, the process that destroys the excess primary neurons doesn't switch off and continues destroying the neurons resulting in progressive motor problems. Various types of the condition range from mild to severe enough to cause death within a couple of years of birth.

 

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