progressive bulbar palsy(redirected from Erb disease)
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pro·gress·ive bul·bar pal·sy
one of the subgroups of motor neuron disease; a progressive degenerative disorder of the motor neurons of primarily the brainstem, manifested as weakness (and wasting) of the various bulbar muscles, resulting in dysarthria and dysphagia-fluid regurgitation is an outstanding symptom and can cause aspiration; tongue weakness and wasting are usually evident. Often fasciculation potentials are present in the tongue and facial muscles.
diseasepathogenic entity characterized by an identifiable aetiological agent, group of signs and symptoms and/or consistent anatomical alterations; see syndrome
Duchenne's disease; pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy; progressive bulbar palsy presentation of motor neurone disease, more common in women, characterized by early involvement of cranial nerve nuclei, with speech and swallowing difficulties