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myopathy

 [mi-op´ah-the]
any disease of a muscle. adj., adj myopath´ic.
centronuclear myopathy myotubular myopathy.
distal myopathy an autosomal dominant form of muscular dystrophy, appearing in two types. The first has onset in infancy, does not progress past adolescence, and is not incapacitating. The second has onset in adulthood and is called late distal hereditary myopathy. Called also distal muscular dystrophy.
glycolytic myopathy any metabolic myopathy resulting from a defect of glycolytic enzyme activity, marked by exercise intolerance and cramping, the accumulation of glycogen in muscle, and recurrent myoglobinuria.
late distal hereditary myopathy distal myopathy that sets in usually after age 40, does not affect life span and first affects the small muscles of the hands and feet and then spreads proximally.
metabolic myopathy myopathy due to disordered metabolism, usually caused by genetic defects or hormonal dysfunction.
mitochondrial myopathy any of a group of myopathies associated with an increased number of enlarged, often abnormal, mitochondria in muscle fibers, manifested by exercise intolerance, generalized weakness, lactic acidosis, infantile tetraparesis, ophthalmoplegia, and cardiac abnormalities.
myotubular myopathy a form marked by myofibers resembling the myotubules of early fetal muscle.
nemaline myopathy a congenital abnormality of myofibrils in which small threadlike fibers are scattered through the muscle fibers; marked by hypotonia and proximal muscle weakness.
ocular myopathy a slowly progressive form affecting the extraocular muscles, with ptosis and progressive immobility of the eyes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

my·op·a·thy

(mī-op'ă-thē),
Any abnormal condition or disease of the muscular tissues; commonly designates a disorder involving skeletal muscle.
[myo- + G. pathos, suffering]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

myopathy

(mī-ŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. myopa·thies
A disease of muscle or muscle tissue.

my′o·path′ic (mī′ə-păth′ĭk) adj.
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myopathy

A generic, nonspecific term for any disease of muscle.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

myopathy

Orthopedics Any disease of skeletal muscle. See Central core myopathy, Centronuclear myopathy, Colchicine myopathy, Exertional myopathy, Fetal alcohol myopathy, Mitochondrial myopathy, Myotubular myoathy, Nemaline myopathy, Spheroid body myopathy, Vacuolar myopathy, X-linked centronuclear (myotubular) myopathy, Zebra body myopathy. Cf Cardiomyopathy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

my·op·a·thy

(mī-op'ă-thē)
Any abnormal condition or disease of the muscular tissues; commonly designates a disorder involving skeletal muscle.
[myo- + G. pathos, suffering]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

myopathy

Any disease or disorder of muscle. The myopathies include congenital or acquired conditions such as the muscular dystrophies, inflammatory muscle disorders and metabolic and drug-induced disorders.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Myopathy

A disorder that causes weakening of muscles.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

my·op·a·thy

(mī-op'ă-thē)
Any abnormal condition or disease of the muscular tissues; commonly designates a disorder involving skeletal muscle.
[myo- + G. pathos, suffering]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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