myotonic dystrophy


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n myotonic dystrophy 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
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Identification of variable simple sequence motifs (VSSMs) in 19q13 2-qter: markers for the myotonic dystrophy locus.
Expansion of an unstable DNA region and phenotypic variation in myotonic dystrophy .
Detection of an unstable fragment of DNA specific to individuals with myotonic dystrophy .