myopathic facies


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my·o·path·ic fa·ci·es

facial appearance of some patients with myopathies and with myasthenia gravis, consisting of bilateral ptosis and inability to elevate the corners of the mouth, due to muscle weakness.

myopathic facies

The facies due to muscular relaxation. The lids drop and the lips protrude.
See also: facies

my·o·path·ic fa·cies

(mīō-pathik fashē-ēz)
Facial appearance of some patients with myopathies and with myasthenia gravis, consisting of bilateral ptosis and inability to elevate corners of mouth due to muscle weakness.