amyotonia congenita amyotonia con·gen·i·ta (kən-jěn’ĭ-tə)
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 […]
noun (pathol) wasting of muscles, caused by disease of the nerves supplying them amyotrophy a·my·ot·ro·phy (ā’mī-ŏt’rə-fē, ām’ī-) n. Muscular wasting or atrophy. Also called amyotrophia.
amyous amyous am·y·ous (ām’ē-əs) adj. Lacking muscular tissue or muscular strength.