Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A disease of muscle or muscle tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several diseases of muscle that are not caused by nerve disorders

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as myopathia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disease of a muscle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction

Etymologies

myo- + -pathy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am trying to help raise money to help my friend Susan Combs, who has been diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy, which is a muscular disease.

    moee Diary Entry

  • The muscle injury, also called myopathy, is a known side effect with all statin medications.

    Clinical Cases and Images: CasesBlog

  • The FDA found that patients on the 80mg dose were more likely to develop a severe form of muscle damage called myopathy, compared with those on the lower 20mg dose.

    Health Skeptic

  • A rare side-effect of simvastatin is muscle weakness, known as myopathy, and in some cases it can lead to more serious muscle damage.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • It could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of muscle wasting diseases such as myopathy and muscular dystrophy.

    Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate

  • An experimental procedure that dramatically strengthens stem cells 'ability to regenerate damaged tissue could offer new hope to sufferers of muscle-wasting diseases such as myopathy and muscular dystrophy, according to researchers from the University of New South Wales

    FuturePundit

  • It could potentially lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of muscle-wasting diseases such as myopathy and muscular dystrophy.

    The Canberra Times

  • My sister (who has nemaline myopathy, another flavor of MD) has faced her own mortality and, at 17, is unbearably stable and steady.

    The Invisible Boy | Her Bad Mother

  • The FDA said patients taking 80 milligrams of simvastatin daily have an increased risk of myopathy compared to patients taking lower doses of the product or similar cholesterol-lowering drugs.

    FDA Urges Limits on Dosages of Zocor

  • Utility of fetal muscle biopsy for diagnosis of nemaline myopathy.

    CHOP general fetal medicine publications

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