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Glossary for Minicore disease

  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Developmental problems: Physical or mental development difficulty.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Multiminicore disease (MmD): A rare congenital muscle disorder involving weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles. The term minicore comes from the small core structures that occur in the muscle tissue. There are four subgroups of the disorder: classic form (rigid spine syndrome), progressive form with hand involvement, antenatal form with arthrogryposis multiplex congenital and the ophthalmoplegic form. The rate of progression and severity of symptoms is variable.
  • Muscle atrophy: Decrease in size and bulk of muscle.
  • 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.
  • Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine


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