oculopharyngeal dystrophy


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oc·u·lo·pha·ryn·ge·al dys·tro·phy

a dominantly inherited form of chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia usually presenting in middle life or old age with chronic ptosis and/or difficulty swallowing. Many sufferers are of Quebecois descent.
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oc·u·lo·pha·ryn·ge·al dys·tro·phy

(ok'yū-lō-fă-rin'jē-ăl dis'trŏ-fē)
A dominantly inherited form of chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia usually presenting in middle life or old age with chronic ptosis and difficulty swallowing. Many sufferers have Québecois ancestry.
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