paramyotonia congenita

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paramyotonia congenita

[‚par·ə‚mī·ə′tō·nē·ə kən′jen·əd·ə]
(medicine)
A heredofamilial condition characterized by recurrent muscular stiffness and weakness (myotonia) on exposure to cold, as well as on mechanical irritation; transmitted as an autosomal dominant and considered to be a variety of the hyperkalemic form of periodic paralysis. Also known as Eulenburg's disease; myotonia congenita intermittens.
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