Synonyms for myotonia-atrophica
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- 1. myotonic muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, myotonia atrophica, Steinert's disease, muscular dystrophy, dystrophy
- usage: a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck; difficult speech and difficulty with the hands that spreads to the arms and shoulders and legs and hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant