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muscular dystrophy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
muscular dystrophymuscular dys‧tro‧phy /ˌmʌskjələ ˈdɪstrəfi $ -lər-/ noun [uncountable]  MIa serious illness in which the muscles become weaker over a period of time
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muscular dystrophyIn only a few cases, such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, has the gene and its protein been identified.He has raised money for muscular dystrophy charities.The researchers hope that their results will allow them to initiate studies in humans with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.In 1847 he described two boys with what was obviously pseudo-hypertrophic muscular dystrophy, described twenty-one years later by Guillaume Duchenne.Absence of the carboxy terminus of dystrophin is associated with severe phenotypes in most muscular dystrophy patients.In the early 1980s, her son Peter died at 15 of muscular dystrophy.Claims must be made within two years of the child's birth, or four in the case of muscular dystrophy.Sufian had one client with muscular dystrophy who needed to take every Wednesday off work, so he could rest his muscles.
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