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Muscular Dystrophies
Muscular dystrophies are a group of diseases that cause damage and weakness to muscles over time. This damage and weakness is caused by the lack of a protein called dystrophin, which is necessary for normal muscle function.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscular_dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that results in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. The disorders differ ...

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/muscular-dystrophy/basics/definition/con-20021240

Nov 27, 2014 ... Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes ...

www.mda.org/disease

Big Picture Perspective. At MDA, we take a big picture perspective across the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases to uncover scientific and medical ...

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/187618.php

Jan 2, 2017 ... Muscular dystrophy is a group of disorders characterized by a progressive loss of muscle mass and consequent loss of strength. The most ...

medlineplus.gov/musculardystrophy.html

Oct 4, 2017 ... Muscular dystrophy (MD) is characterized by progressive weakness and muscle damage. Read about who it affects and the prognosis.

www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Muscular-Dystrophy-Information-Page

The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles ...

kidshealth.org/en/teens/muscular-dystrophy.html

Muscular dystrophy is a disorder that weakens a person's muscles over time. People who have the disease can gradually lose the ability to do everyday tasks.

my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/muscular-dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of genetic diseases characterized by progressive damage and weakness of facial, limb, breathing, and heart muscles  ...

www.healthline.com/health/muscular-dystrophy

Aug 7, 2017 ... Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time. This damage and weakness is due to ...