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Myasthenia gravis

Introduction: Myasthenia gravis

Description of Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis (medical condition): An autoimmune disorder which interferes with nerve impulses to...more »

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Myasthenia gravis: a chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions.
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Myasthenia gravis: disease characterized by progressive weakness and exhaustibility of voluntary muscles without atrophy or sensory disturbance and caused by an autoimmune attack on acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction.
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Myasthenia gravis: disease characterized by progressive weakness and exhaustibility of voluntary muscles without atrophy or sensory disturbance and caused by an autoimmune attack on acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction.
Source: CRISP

Myasthenia gravis: A disorder of neuromuscular transmission characterized by weakness of cranial and skeletal muscles. Autoantibodies directed against acetylcholine receptors damage the motor endplate portion of the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION, impairing the transmission of impulses to skeletal muscles. Clinical manifestations may include diplopia, ptosis, and weakness of facial, bulbar, respiratory, and proximal limb muscles. The disease may remain limited to the ocular muscles. THYMOMA is commonly associated with this condition. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1459).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Myasthenia gravis: Rare Disease

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Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Myasthenia gravis as a "rare disease".

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Myasthenia gravis as a Disease

Myasthenia gravis (medical condition): See Myasthenia Gravis (disease information).
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Myasthenia gravis: Related Diseases

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Myasthenia gravis: Article Excerpts

NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS)

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects the transmission of signals from nerves to muscles.... (Source: excerpt from MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC)

NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS)

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects the transmission of signals from nerves to muscles. Myasthenia occurs when ... (Source: excerpt from MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC)

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Broader terms for Myasthenia gravis

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Hierarchical classifications of Myasthenia gravis

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