MERRF

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MERRF

(mĕrf),
Acronym for myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fiber myopathy. One of the mitochondrial disorders, this condition is caused by a point mutation of the mitochondria genome locus 8344, where transfer RNA is coded.
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MERRF

Myoclonus Epilepsy with Ragged Red Fibers Neurology A mitochondrial myopathy characterized by myoclonus, epilepsy and ataxia, maternal inheritance. See Ragged red fibers. Cf MELAS.
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MERRF

(mĕrf)
Acronym for myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fiber myopathy. One of the mitochondrial disorders, this condition is caused by a point mutation of the mitochondria genome locus 8344, where transfer RNA is coded.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012