American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Abnormal muscular weakness or fatigue.
- n. Myasthenia gravis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Muscular debility.
- n. 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
- n. any muscular weakness
- my- (“relating to muscle”) + asthenia (“weakness”), from Ancient Greek ἀσθένεια (asthénia, "weakness") (Wiktionary)
“The CDC report released by the New England Journal of Medicine said the Mexican toddler had a chronic muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis, a heart defect, a swallowing problem and lack of oxygen.”
“He said his health - he suffers from muscular weakness called myasthenia gravis - seemed to be getting back into shape with the aid of drugs and exercise.”
“She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.”
“Jaar suffered from a disease called myasthenia gravis and was in a weak condition, said his son-in-law, Jeremiah Robison, who lives in Utah.”
“Ms. Mankiller was admired for her tenacity, having fought off two serious diseases, lymphoma and a neuromuscular disorder called myasthenia gravis; recovered from kidney failure that would have killed her had not an older brother given her one of his kidneys; and survived a head-on automobile collision in 1979 that forced her to endure 17 operations and years of physical therapy.”
“Doctors believe the jab triggered a rare condition affecting the nervous system known as myasthenia gravis.”
“The Mexican toddler had a chronic muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis, a heart defect, a swallowing problem and lack of oxygen.”
“Miguel Tejada Vazquez, 21 months, had a chronic muscle weakness condition called myasthenia gravis, a heart defect, a swallowing problem and lack of oxygen.”
“The Mexican toddler had a chronic muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis, a heart defect,”
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