Myasthenia



[mahy-uh s-thee-nee-uh] /ˌmaɪ əsˈθi ni ə/

noun, Pathology.
1.
muscle weakness.
/ˌmaɪəsˈθiːnɪə/
noun
1.
any muscular weakness
2.
short for myasthenia gravis
n.

“muscular weakness,” 1856, medical Latin; see myo- + asthenia.

myasthenia my·as·the·ni·a (mī’əs-thē’nē-ə)
n.

my’as·then’ic (-thěn’ĭk) adj.

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