myotonic muscular dystrophy


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Related to myotonic muscular dystrophy: myotonic dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy

myotonic muscular dystrophy

[-ton′ik]
a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by ptosis, facial weakness, and dysarthria. Weakness of the hands and feet precedes that in the shoulders and hips. Myotonia of the hands is usually present. Electromyography is helpful in establishing the diagnosis. Although there is no specific treatment, active and passive exercises are used to alleviate symptoms. Also called myotonia atrophica, Steinert's disease.
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Myotonic muscular dystrophy: characteristic facial expression
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Myotonic muscular dystrophy is characterized by progressive muscle weakness and an inability to relax muscles at will.
Up to 70% of the patients analyzed in an ongoing open-label, dose-escalation trial have reported improvement in one or more of several symptoms commonly associated with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, including cognitive function, gastrointestinal function, muscle pain, arm and leg strength, fatigue and endurance.
Phase II clinical trial evaluating IPLEX(TM) (mecasermin rinfabate) in patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy ("MMD").
Nasdaq:INSM) today announced positive results from a Phase II investigator-sponsored study of the company's drug, IPLEX(TM), in patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy (DM1).
CEO Geoffrey Allan Will Discuss Company's IPLEX(TM) Program in Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy
The company's leading product, IPLEX(TM), is currently in clinical trials for Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy.