Definition of Carcinomatous myopathy

1. Noun. A disease seen in patients with lung cancer and characterized by weakness and fatigue of hip and thigh muscles and an aching back; caused by antibodies directed against the neuromuscular junctions.




Medical Definition of Carcinomatous myopathy

1. A condition characterised by muscle weakness that is similar to the symptoms of myasthenia gravis. For this reason, it has been referred to as myasthenic syndrome. This disorder is caused by an insufficient release of neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) by the nerve cells. Unlike myasthenia gravis, as muscle contractions are continued, strength will increase. The cause of Lambert-Eaton syndrome is unknown, but is usually associated with small cell carcinoma of the lung or an autoimmune illness. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carcinomatous Myopathy

carcinolytic
carcinoma
carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma
carcinoma in situ
carcinoma myxomatodes
carcinoma simplex
carcinomal
carcinomas
carcinomata
carcinomatoses
carcinomatosis
carcinomatous
carcinomatous encephalomyelopathy
carcinomatous implants
carcinomatous myelopathy
carcinomatous myopathy (current term)
carcinomatous neuromyopathy
carcinomatous pericarditis
carcinophobia
carcinosarcoma
carcinosarcomas
carcinosarcomata
carcinoses
carcinosis
carcinostatic
carcinostatics
carcoat
carcoats
carcoma
carcoon

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