muscular atrophy


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Related to muscular atrophy: progressive muscular atrophy, Spinal muscular atrophy

muscular atrophy

[′məs·kyə·lər ′a·trə·fē]
(medicine)
Degenerative reduction of muscle size, especially skeletal muscles, due to a lesion involving either the cell body or axon of the lower motor neuron.
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Molecular analysis of spinal muscular atrophy and modification of the phenotype by SMN2.
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As FightSMA grew so did the collaborative experiences of the brave mothers who faced the daily battle of caring for a child with spinal muscular atrophy.
Gregory spent 12 years as a player with Warrington and last night chairman Lord Hoyle said: "Mike's brave battle against illness and his efforts to raise awareness of Progressive Muscular Atrophy has been an inspiration to us all.
Their work has suggested that treatment with certain classes of drugs can be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy.
UXBRIDGE - Matthew Troland, an infant with spinal muscular atrophy, recently began using a feeding tube.
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has patented a quantitative method for the molecular diagnosis of autosomal recessive spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) by measuring the amount of cytosolic mRNA from human muscle cells.
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