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Glossary for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, X-linked recessive, 5

  • Deafness: Inability to hear sounds.
  • Degenerative conditions: Diseases characterized by a progressive and degenerative decline.
  • Foot weakness: A decrease in the usual strength of the movements of the foot
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • High foot arch: High foot arch refers to an unusually high arch of the foot.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Lower leg weakness: Weakness of the lower leg muscles.
  • 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.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuromuscular conditions: Conditions affecting the nerve-muscle systems.
  • Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • 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.
  • Sensory conditions: Medical conditions affecting the sensory system, especially the sense of touch.
  • Vision loss: Impaired vision or loss of vision
  • Wasted foot muscles: Wasted foot muscles refers to foot muscles that have shrunken and have become weak.

 

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