muscular atrophy


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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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53] The current model for URLNP is based on the concepts of misdirected nerve regrowth with synkinesis, residual innervation, and muscular atrophy and fibrosis.
In addition, there is a form of the disease known as X-linked spinal-bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), also known as Kennedy's disease, that arises from a defect in a gene called the androgen receptor gene on the X chromosome.
A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
The company has a leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and enlists all their major and minor projects
In our study we found 2 cases of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
With this new understanding of how motor neurons die in spinal muscular atrophy patients, we are an important step closer to identifying drugs that may reverse or prevent that process," said Clive Svendsen, Ph.
Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease affecting one in 6,000 births.
Bradley was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was two years old and doctors said he might only live to five.
Because of the wide impact of muscular atrophy on public health, it is of pivotal importance to find new and better drug strategies to treat it," Graziani added.
I WOULD like to thank all the staff and regulars at the Rose Pub on Binns Road, Wavertree, who put on a special fancy dress night on January 25, in aide of my grandson Ryan, who is 2 y2 years old and has spinal muscular atrophy.
Five weeks later, he was diagnosed with a terminal disease called spinal muscular atrophy, according to family and friends.