muscle atrophy


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muscle atrophy

loss of muscle bulk, secondary to imposed inactivity, neurological dysfunction, reduced vascular perfusion, fibrosis or specific disease
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A 28-year-old woman was admitted to our neurology unit with a 2-year history of progressive lower extremity weakness accompanied with muscle atrophy.
In contrast to upper motor neuron injuries' increases in DTR and muscle tone and presence of pathological reflexes, neurological examinations depict decreased DTR and muscle tone, or lost pathological reflexes in addition to the presence of fasciculation, sensory deficits and muscle atrophy in lower motor neurons.
Therefore, supervised mobilisation should be encouraged and physiotherapy should be consulted liberally when patients are in hospital to minimise total bedrest and muscle atrophy," Montano-Loza explained.
Unfortunately, the lack of insulin would bring about many serious problems like muscle atrophy and macular degeneration of the eye.
Twenty days after the strike, health condition of the striking detainees is deteriorating, as they suffer from loss of balance, low blood pressure, low heartbeat and muscle atrophy.
No effective treatments currently exist for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), a neurodegenerative disorder that rapidly progresses from symptoms of weakness and muscle atrophy to complete paralysis and death within 30 months of the initial diagnosis in almost half of all cases.
Those afflicted by it experience stiff muscles, muscle twitching and muscle atrophy.
The physical examination noted general muscle atrophy more pronounced at left side of the body.
There are two phases, the acute phase characterised by jaw pain, trismus and swelling of masticatory muscles and chronic phase, characterised by muscle atrophy (Anderson and Harvey, 1993; Melmed et al.
On examination of the affected limb, no palpable fracture or luxation was appreciated, but severe muscle atrophy was evident (Fig 2).
Symptoms developed with mild weakness during chewing food and progressed to severe facial muscle atrophy with cosmetic problems and mild tingling in feet.