myasthenia myasthenia

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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. (n) any muscular weakness

Usage(s):

  1. He was a victim of myasthenia gravis, a mysterious, uncommon disease which usually strikes adolescents or the elderly.
  2. Progress is being made in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, a baffling disease incapacitating about 100,000 Americans.
  3. Concentrating on one of the commonest of muscular diseases, myasthenia gravis, he had a clue.

News

  • MG fundraiser set here

    June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, and several events have been planned to bring awareness to this disease which is a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

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