Myotonic Sentence Examples
The mechanism of other dominant mutations such as the one that causes myotonic dystrophy is not yet known.
When the DNA was switched on the mice showed all the symptoms of myotonic dystrophy.
Other more common types of MD are Becker's, myotonic dystrophy, limb-girdle MD, and facioscapulohumeral MD. MD is more common in boys.
Myotonic dystrophy is a progressive disease in which the muscles are weak and slow to relax after contraction.
Myotonic dystrophy (DM), also called dystrophia myotonica, myotonia atrophica, or Steinert disease, is a common form of muscular dystrophy.
Myotonic dystrophy is an uncommon disease occurring in about one out of every 8,000 individuals.
The most common type of DM is called DM1, which is caused by a mutation in a gene called myotonic dystrophy protein kinase (DMPK).
Myotonic dystrophy has an effect called "anticipation."
Having repeat numbers greater than 1,000 causes congenital myotonic dystrophy.
This genetic defect is called DM2 or proximal myotonic myopathia (PROMM).Advertisement
In general, myotonic dystrophy causes weakness and delayed muscle relaxation called myotonia.
The most severe form of DM, congenital myotonic dystrophy, may appear in newborns of mothers who have DM1.
Congenital myotonic dystrophy is marked by severe weakness, poor sucking and swallowing responses, respiratory difficulty, delayed motor development, and mental retardation.
Most people with myotonic dystrophy maintain the ability to walk, even late in life.
It is not unusual for a woman to be diagnosed with DM after she has an infant with congenital myotonic dystrophy.Advertisement
Myotonic dystrophy cannot be cured, and no treatment can delay its progression.
Myotonic dystrophy, also known as Steinert's disease, which affects both men and women, causing generalized weakness first seen in the face, feet, and hands.
Myotonic dystrophy is the most common form of muscular dystrophy, affecting more than 30,000 people in the United States.
Myotonic dystrophy is linked to gene defects for a protein that may control the flow of charged particles within muscle cells.
It is possible that this mutation affects nearby genes as well, and that the widespread symptoms of myotonic dystrophy are due to a range of genetic disruptions.Advertisement
Symptoms of myotonic dystrophy include facial weakness and a slack jaw, drooping eyelids (ptosis), and muscle wasting in the forearms and calves.
Myotonic dystrophy affects heart muscle, causing arrhythmias and heart block, and the muscles of the digestive system, leading to motility disorders and constipation.
Myotonic dystrophy-A form of muscular dystrophy, also known as Steinert's disease, that affects both men and women.
People with dystrophies with significant heart involvement (BMD, EDMD, Myotonic dystrophy) may nonetheless have almost normal life spans, provided that cardiac complications are monitored and treated aggressively.