a hereditary disease characterized by gradual wasting of the muscles with replacement by scar tissue and fat, sometimes also affecting the heart.
a genetic disease characterized by progressive deterioration and wasting of muscle fibres, causing difficulty in walking
muscular dystrophy n.
Any of a group of inherited progressive muscle disorders caused by a defect in one or more genes that control muscle function and characterized by gradual irreversible wasting of skeletal muscle.
muscular dystrophy [(dis-truh-fee)]
A hereditary disease in which the muscles progressively waste away. The disease can be potentially treated through gene therapy.
muscularis mus·cu·lar·is (mŭs’kyə-lâr’ĭs) n. The muscular coat of a hollow organ or tubular structure.
[muhs-kyuh-ler] /ˈmʌs kyə lər/ adjective 1. of or relating to or the : muscular strain. 2. dependent on or affected by the : muscular strength. 3. having well-developed ; brawny. 4. vigorously and forcefully expressed, executed, performed, etc., as if by the use of a great deal of muscular power: a muscular response to terrorism. […]
- Muscular layer of mucosa
muscular layer of mucosa n. The thin layer of smooth muscle found in most parts of the digestive tube, located outside the lamina propria mucosae and adjacent to the tela submucosa.
- Muscular relaxant
muscular relaxant n. An agent that relaxes striated muscle.