myotonic dystrophy

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myotonic dystrophy

[¦mī·ə¦tän·ik ′dis·trə·fē]
(medicine)
A hereditary disease, transmitted as an autosomal dominant, characterized by lack of normal relaxation of muscles after contraction, slowly progressive muscular weakness and atrophy, especially of the face and neck, cataract formation, early baldness, gonadal atrophy, abnormal glucose tolerance curve, and, frequently, mental deficiency.
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a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, today announced that a leading management consulting firm has completed a market assessment of the potential market for therapeutic treatments related to Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (MMD), also known as dystrophia myotonica or Steinert's disease.