American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A degenerative disorder caused by inadequate or defective nutrition.
- n. Any of several disorders, especially muscular dystrophy, in which the muscles weaken and atrophy.
- n. Ecology The condition of being dystrophic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, perverted nutrition.
- n. any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
- n. any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition
- dys- + -trophy (Wiktionary)
“And I went to the clinic to see if I got a thing called myotonic muscular dystrophy, which is also known as Steinert's disease.”
“Advanced Cell Technology , will involve 24 patients suffering from Stargardt's macular dystrophy, which is the leading cause of pediatric blindness, and dry age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.”
“There is no known cure for muscular dystrophy, which is characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles.”
“•Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy, which is a group of genetic, degenerative diseases that primarily affect voluntary muscles.”
“The second case is a 23-year-old man in National University Hospital with a medical history of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a type of muscular dystrophy characterised by rapid progression of muscle degeneration.”
“Rare cases can even develop reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is a chronic pain condition and which may not be resolvable.”
“Hi, my name is tom:) i have muscular dystrophy which is a life long ......”
“Like, when my brother Alex developed muscular dystrophy around the age of three, and five years later when my parents got divorced, and all that deep, twisted psychological gobbledygook.”
“Nearly everyone with muscular dystrophy dies by the time they reach twenty-five.”
“They serve people living with many kinds of disabilities, including amputations, autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury TBI, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, balance problems, and stroke.”
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