Introduction: Muscular Dystrophy


Muscular Dystrophy: Any of various muscle wasting diseases

Muscular Dystrophy: Muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement. The muscles of the heart and some other involuntary muscles are also affected in some forms of MD, and a few forms involve other organs as well. 1

Conditions list: The list of conditions in the Muscular Dystrophy group includes:

Researching symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy: Further information about the symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy is available including a list of symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy: Various information is available about treatments available for Muscular Dystrophy, or research treatments for other diseases.

Statistics and Muscular Dystrophy: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Muscular Dystrophy, prevalence and incidence statistics for Muscular Dystrophy, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

         Contents for Muscular Dystrophy:

1. excerpt from NINDS Muscular Dystrophy (MD) Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 4, 2003

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