Definition of Myasthenia

1. Noun. A chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions.

2. Noun. Any muscular weakness.

Definition of Myasthenia

1. Noun. (medicine) Abnormal weakness of the muscles; but especially myasthenia gravis ¹

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Definition of Myasthenia

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Medical Definition of Myasthenia

1. Muscular debility, any constitutional anomaly of muscle. Origin: Gr. Astheneia = weakness This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myasthenia

myalgia thermica
myalgic encephalomyelitis
myall wood
myasthenia (current term)
myasthenia gravis
myasthenia gravis and thymoma
myasthenic crisis
myasthenic facies
myasthenic reaction
myasthenic syndrome

Literary usage of Myasthenia

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"1721 East Madison Street, Maryland 21205 myasthenia gravis is a ... The clinical features of myasthenia were first noted by Willis (27) in 1672 and were ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"Dr. CK Mills reported a case with symptoms of myasthenia gravis, ... Dr. Spiller presented the case as one of bulbar palsy or myasthenia gravis ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1913)
"... Mental Disease An American Monthly Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry, Founded in (874 Original articles A CONTRIBUTION TO THE PATHOLOGY OF myasthenia ..."

4. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"Oppenheimer, Weigert, Lacquer and Buzzard thought these tumors were associated with myasthenia gravis. In all cases of myasthenia gravis, Mendelbaum and ..."

5. The Diseases of the Stomach by William Ward Van Valzah, James Douglas Nisbet (1898)
"myasthenia, according to its severity, may be accompanied by stagnation or by retention of ... myasthenia with stagnation is very variable in its severity. ..."

6. Diseases of the stomach and upper alimentary tract by Anthony Bassler (1922)
"myasthenia GASTRICA AND ATONIC ECTASIA. Classification of Primary States of Deficient Gastric Motility. AMONG the synonyms that have been used for these ..."

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