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Glossary for Sudden onset of hypotnia in children

Medical terms related to Sudden onset of hypotnia in children or mentioned in this section include:

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  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy: A muscular dystrophy charaterised by enlargement of muscles
  • Benign congenital hypotonia: A rare condition where an infant has a severe lack of muscle tone which progressively improves and usually disappears within 10 years.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Congenital myotonic dystrophy: A form of muscular dystrophy which is usually apparent at birth or within a few years. and affects the skeletal muscles, heart conduction, smooth muscle, eyes and the central nervous system. The range of severity varies from asymptomatic to fetal death.
  • Cri-du-chat syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where a small portion of the short arm (p) of chromosome 5 is missing. The condition is characterized by a high-pitched cry which is similar to a cat's cry.
  • Down Syndrome: A chromosome syndrome causing physical effects and mental retardation.
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: An inherited degenerative disease of the muscles which progresses rapidly compared to other muscle wasting diseases.
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Hyporeflexia in children: Hyporeflexia in children refers to a child's reflexes that are underactive or underresponsive to certain stimulation.
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypotonia in children: Hypotonia in children refers to a lack of normal muscle tone in a child.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Muscle weakness: Weakness of the muscles or loss of tone
  • Muscular Dystrophy: Any of various muscle wasting diseases
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Myasthenia Gravis: An autoimmune disorder which interferes with nerve impulses to muscles and hence results in weak, easily fatigued muscles.
  • Patau syndrome: A chromosomal disorder where there are three number 13 chromosomes as opposed to the normal two. The condition causes mental retardation and heart, kidney and scalp defects. Survival rate is very poor.
  • Prader-Willi syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by reduced muscle tone, obesity and small hands and feet.
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A rare condition characterized by progressive degeneration of the spinal and brainstem motor neurons. During fetal development excess primary neurons are formed. The body automatically destroys the extra primary neurons so that only some survive and mature into neurons. In spinal muscular dystrophy, the process that destroys the excess primary neurons doesn't switch off and continues destroying the neurons resulting in progressive motor problems. Various types of the condition range from mild to severe enough to cause death within a couple of years of birth.
  • Spinal cord injury: spinal cord injury causes myelopathy or damage to white matter or myelinated fiber tracts that carry sensation and motor signals to and from the brain

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