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Glossary for Neuropathy, hereditary motor and sensory, Okinawa type

  • Degenerative conditions: Diseases characterized by a progressive and degenerative decline.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hyperlipidemia: Hyperlipoproteinemia is a medical term for high levels of lipids in the blood which in turn causes high cholesterol levels. Lipoproteins are responsible for transporting cholesterol in the bloodstream and high levels of them in the bloodstream means that there are high levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle twitch: Small muscle spasms
  • 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.
  • Sensory conditions: Medical conditions affecting the sensory system, especially the sense of touch.

 

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