Definition of Myotonia atrophica
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Dystrophy, Muscular Dystrophy
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Literary usage of Myotonia atrophica
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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"Paralysis of the Right Vocal Band in a Case of myotonia atrophica.- Fox (Jour. Laryng., Rhin., and Otol., December, 1909) reports a case of myotonia ..."
2. Diseases of the nervous system: For the General Practitioner and Student by Alfred Gordon (1913)
"A natural tendency for improvement exists in this affection. In my two cases the improvement was remarkable. myotonia atrophica Rossolimo (Nmv. ..."
3. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University Dept. of Neurology, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1921)
"The diagnosis at this time was myotonia atrophica because of the very marked ... myotonia atrophica really belongs to the group of muscular dystrophies ..."
4. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1915)
"... reports a family with two cases of premature cataract, three of myotonia atrophica and two afflicted with both conditions. ..."
5. Diseases of the Nervous System by John Eastman Wilson (1916)
"myotonia atrophica. DEFINITION. This is a rare and slowly progressive disease, sometimes referred to as Thomsen's Disease with Muscular Atrophy, ..."