myodystrophy


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Related to myodystrophy: myotonic dystrophy

mus·cu·lar dys·tro·phy

a general term for a number of hereditary, progressive degenerative disorders affecting skeletal muscles, and often other organ systems.

myodystrophy

/myo·dys·tro·phy/ (-dis´trah-fe)

myodystrophy

mus·cu·lar dys·tro·phy

(MD) (mŭs'kyū-lăr dis'trŏ-fē)
A general term for various hereditary, progressive degenerative disorders affecting skeletal muscles, and often other organ systems as well.
Synonym(s): myodystrophy, myodystrophia.

muscular dystrophies

genetic muscular disorders, characterized by progressive degeneration of skeletal muscle tissue; e.g. Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

myodystrophy

see muscular dystrophy.