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Glossary for Neuropathy, distal hereditary motor, type VIIA

  • 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
  • Hand weakness: Weakness of one or both hands
  • 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.
  • Peripheral 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.
  • Speech and communication conditions: Medical conditions affecting speech or the ability to communicate.
  • Vocal cord paralysis: A voice disorder caused by the impaired ability of the vocal cords to close and open. The condition may be caused by trauma, accidental injury during surgery, tumor, viral infections. One or both vocal cords may be affected.

 

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