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Glossary for Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I

  • Autosomal Genetic Diseases: Any conditions that are related to any non-sex-determining chromosome
  • Autosomal Recessive Genetic Diseases: Any conditions that are related to any non-sex-determining chromosome
  • Back conditions: A group of conditions that affect the back
  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Carrier conditions: A condition where a person is symptom-free despite a genetic or infectious disease
  • Degenerative conditions: Diseases characterized by a progressive and degenerative decline.
  • Dysphagia: Dysphagia refers to difficulty in swallowing.
  • 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.
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • 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.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuromuscular conditions: Conditions affecting the nerve-muscle systems.
  • Poor feeding: Poor feeding (mostly in infants)
  • Proximal muscle weakness: Weakness of the proximal muscles
  • Recessive Genetic Diseases: A disease that produces an effect in humans only when it is homozygous
  • Spinal Cord Disorders: Any condition that affects the spinal cord
  • 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.
  • Spinal conditions: Any condition that affects the spine


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