Kennedy disease

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Ken·ne·dy dis·ease

(ken'ĕ-dē),
an X-linked recessive disorder characterized by progressive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy; associated features include distal degeneration of sensory axons, and signs of endocrine dysfunction, including diabetes mellitus, gynecomastia, and testicular atrophy.

Ken·ne·dy dis·ease

(ken'ĕ-dē di-zēz')
An X-linked recessive disorder characterized by progressive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy; associated features include distal degeneration of sensory axons, and signs of endocrine dysfunction, including diabetes mellitus, gynecomastia, and testicular atrophy.
Synonym(s): X-linked recessive bulbospinal neuronopathy.

Kennedy,

William, U.S. neurologist.
Kennedy disease - an X-linked recessive disorder characterized by progressive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy.
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Fischbeck, "Androgen receptor gene mutations in X-linked spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy," Nature, vol.
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[ClickPress, Fri Nov 23 2018] Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy is also called Kennedy disease.
[UKPRwire, Fri Nov 23 2018] Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy is also called Kennedy disease.