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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Iplex, which is already approved for treating a growth hormone deficiency, was being tested by the company as a potential treatment for myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD), a genetic disorder that results in various symptoms across multiple body systems.
The increase was primarily attributable to a $1.6 million increase in cost recovery revenue from our EAP to treat patients with ALS in Italy and the grant receipt of $1.0 million from the Muscular Dystrophy Association supporting the IPLEX(TM) Phase 2 Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy ("MMD") trial.
Myotonic muscular dystrophy is characterized by progressive muscle weakness and an inability to relax muscles at will.