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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Myotonic muscular dystrophy (also known as myotonic dystrophy, dystrophia myotonica or Steinert's disease, and abbreviated MMD, MyD, or DM) is the most common type of adult muscular dystrophy, which affects 1 in 8000 individuals (approximately 40,000 people in the United States).