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Muscular dystrophy


Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion (walking or moving). Muscular ...

Muscular dystrophy - Mayo Clinic


Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) ...

Muscular Dystrophy Association


MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.

Muscular Dystrophy: MedlinePlus


Muscular dystrophy (MD) is characterized by progressive weakness and muscle damage. Read about who it affects and the prognosis.

Muscular Dystrophy - KidsHealth


Aside from seeing the telethon on Labor Day weekend, many people don't know much about muscular dystrophy. Yet a quarter of a million kids and adults are ...

Home | Muscular Dystrophy | NCBDDD | CDC


Feb 23, 2016 ... Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic disorders that result in muscle weakness over time. Each type of muscular dystrophy is different ...

Muscular Dystrophy Types & Causes of Each Form - WebMD


Mar 11, 2015 ... WebMD explains the causes and types of muscular dystrophy.

Muscular Dystrophy: Background, Pathophysiology, Etiology


Dec 18, 2015 ... Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a collective group of inherited noninflammatory but progressive muscle disorders without a central or peripheral ...

About Duchenne muscular dystrophy - Parent Project Muscular ...


Duchenne results in progressive loss of strength and is caused by a mutation in the gene that encodes for dystrophin. Because dystrophin is absent, the muscle ...

About Dystrophin & Utrophin - Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy


This gene encodes for a protein called dystrophin, which is a structural protein in muscle. The utrophin protein is about 7% shorter than dystrophin, but has a ...

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Muscular Dystrophy Information Page: National Institute of ...


Mar 4, 2016 ... Muscular Dystrophy (MD) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Muscular Dystrophy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments - Medical ...


Jan 13, 2016 ... The muscular dystrophies are a group a group of genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal ...

Muscular dystrophy: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Muscular dystrophies, or MD, are a group of inherited conditions. This means they are passed down through families. They may occur in childhood or adulthood.