Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abnormal muscular weakness or fatigue.
  • noun Myasthenia gravis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Muscular debility.

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  • noun medicine Abnormal weakness of the muscles; but especially myasthenia gravis

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

  • noun 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
  • noun any muscular weakness

Etymologies

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my- (“relating to muscle”) +‎ asthenia (“weakness”), from Ancient Greek ἀσθένεια (asthénia, "weakness")

Examples

  • 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.

    Mexico Flu Cases Rise to 1,364; Death Toll Reaches 45

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.

    The Seattle Times

  • She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.

    Home

  • She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.

    The Seattle Times

  • She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.

    TheState.com: The Buzz

  • She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.

    KSL / U.S. / National

  • She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • She developed a muscular disorder called myasthenia gravis and underwent a kidney transplant in 1990.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

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