amyoplasia a·my·o·pla·si·a (ā-mī’ō-plā’zē-ə, -zhə, ə-mī’-)
The lack of muscle formation.
- Amyoplasia congenita
amyoplasia congenita amyoplasia congenita amyoplasia con·gen·i·ta (kən-jěn’ĭ-tə) n. See arthrogryposis.
- Amyotonia congenita
amyotonia congenita amyotonia congenita amyotonia con·gen·i·ta (kən-jěn’ĭ-tə) n. Any of several congenital diseases of children that are marked by general muscle hypotonia, usually in muscles that are functionally connected to the spinal nerves. Also called myatonia congenita, Oppenheim’s disease, Oppenheim’s syndrome.
amyotrophia amyotrophia a·my·o·tro·phi·a (ā-mī’ə-trō’fē-ə, ə-mī’-) n. See amyotrophy. a·my’o·tro’pic (-trō’pĭk, -trŏp’ĭk) adj.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
an incurable disease of unknown cause in which progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord leads to atrophy and eventually complete paralysis of the voluntary muscles. Abbreviation: ALS. noun a form of motor neurone disease in which degeneration of motor tracts in the spinal cord causes progressive muscular paralysis starting […]