Definitions

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

  • Charcot, Jean Baptiste Étienne Auguste 1867-1936. French explorer who led two missions to the Antarctic (1903-1905 and 1908-1910). He died when the Pourquoi Pas? sank off Iceland.
  • Charcot, Jean Martin 1825-1893. French neurologist known for his research into diseases of the nervous system. Sigmund Freud was one of his pupils.

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  • n. French neurologist who tried to use hypnotism to cure hysteria (1825-1893)

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  • Lupski suffers from a syndrome called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a neurological condition which results in muscle weakness and wasting.

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  • -- Dr. James Lupski of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston studied his own entire DNA map and sequenced the genomes of family members -- including his deceased grandfather -- to diagnose the mutation causing his rare genetic nerve disease, called Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome.

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  • Dr. James Lupski of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has a recessive genetic disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome.

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  • The alarming increase of morbidly obese diabetics is causing more new cases of a debilitating foot deformity called Charcot foot.

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  • Dr James Lupski of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston studied his own entire DNA map and sequenced the genomes of family members -- including his deceased grandfather -- to diagnose the mutation causing his rare genetic nerve disease, called Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome.

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  • The students also discovered that Dot had a bone abnormality called Charcot foot, which explains why her feet were always so painful and swollen.

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  • Ten years ago Hodges was diagnosed with peroneal muscular atrophy, commonly called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

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  • In normal corrective surgery of 'Charcot's Foot' (as is being done in the US and elsewhere), the patient has to rest for 4 to 5 months before they can start walking, as the bones need time to heal gradually.

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  • There is an entity called 'Charcot' in diabetic foot problems.

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  • Included in this designation are hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy, type I (formerly known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth, type I, or the hypertrophic type of peroneal muscular atrophy); hereditary and motor sensory neuropathy, type II (formerly known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth, type II, or the neuronal type of peroneal muscular atrophy); and distal hereditary motor neuronopathy (formerly known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth, type III, the spinal type of peroneal muscular atrophy, or distal spinal muscular atrophy). "

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