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What is Muscle weakness?

What is Muscle weakness?

Muscle weakness is a symptom of a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. Muscle weakness can result from ...more »

  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght.
  • Muscle weakness: A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)
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Muscle weakness: Introduction

Types of Muscle weakness:

Types of Muscle weakness:

Broader types of Muscle weakness:

How serious is Muscle weakness?

Complications of Muscle weakness: see complications of Muscle weakness

What causes Muscle weakness?

Causes of Muscle weakness: see causes of Muscle weakness
Risk factors for Muscle weakness: see risk factors for Muscle weakness

What are the symptoms of Muscle weakness?

Symptoms of Muscle weakness: see symptoms of Muscle weakness

Complications of Muscle weakness: see complications of Muscle weakness

Can anyone else get Muscle weakness?

More information: see contagiousness of Muscle weakness
Inheritance: see inheritance of Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Muscle weakness.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Muscle weakness.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Muscle weakness: see treatments for Muscle weakness
Research for Muscle weakness: see research for Muscle weakness

Name of Muscle weakness

Main name of condition: Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness: Related Conditions

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