Medical Definition of Duchenne dystrophy

1. The most common childhood muscular dystrophy, with onset usually before age 6. Characterised by symmetrical weakness and wasting of first the pelvic and crural muscles and then the pectoral and proximal upper extremity muscles; pseudohypertrophy of some muscles, especially the calf; heart involvement; sometimes mild mental retardation; progressive course and early death, usually in adolescence. X-linked inheritance (affects males and transmitted by females). Synonym: childhood muscular dystrophy, Duchenne's disease, pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Duchenne Dystrophy

Dubuque
Dubya
Dubyuh
Duc d'Elchingen
Duc de Richelieu
Duc de Sully
Duchamp
Duchampian
Duchenne
Duchenne's disease
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
Duchenne's sign
Duchenne's syndrome
Duchenne-Aran disease
Duchenne-Erb paralysis
Duchenne dystrophy (current term)
Duchenne smile
Duchesne
Duchess of Ferrara
Duchess of Windsor
Duchesse de Valentinois
Duck
Duckworth's phenomenon
Duckworth-Lewis method
Ducrey test
Dudley
Dudley Moore

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