Friedrich's ataxia


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

Friedrich's ataxia

[′frēd·riks ā′tak·sē·ə]
(medicine)
A hereditary sclerosis of the spine with speech impairment, lateral curvature of the spine, and palsy of the lower limbs. Also known as hereditary spinal ataxia.
References in periodicals archive ?
We are pleased to have added to our patent and patent applications estate and look forward to making further progress toward providing a therapy to help Friedrich's Ataxia patients in need of treatment.
Money raised from the 10-week challenge will go to brothers David and Leonard Walker, from Litherland, who have Friedrich's ataxia, a rare disorder that affects balance, sight, speech and co-ordination.
The company's lead product, SNT-MC17 (idebenone) is about to enter Phase III for the treatment of Friedrich's Ataxia, a niche indication for which it has orphan drug designation in both the US and EU.
Their laboratory studies, using mice, suggest that genes involved in iron metabolism, or lack thereof, may be the cause of Parkinson's and other diseases in which excessive brain iron has been noted, such as Friedrich's Ataxia, Hallervorden-Spatz disease, and multiple system atrophy (formerly known as olivopontocerebellar atrophy).

Full browser ?