Duchenne's muscular dystrophy definition

  • noun:
    • the most typical type of muscular dystrophy, which fat and fibrous structure infiltrate muscles, causing ultimate deterioration of the respiratory muscle tissue plus the myocardium. The illness, which almost solely affects men, starts at the beginning of childhood and often causes death before adulthood.
    • the most common kind of muscular dystrophy; inheritance is X-linked recessive (held by females but influencing only males)

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