Medical Dictionary: Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome


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Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome: Another name for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome (condition): Degeneration of limb muscles.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder (CMT) is an inherited neurological disease characterized by a slowly progressive degeneration of the muscles in the foot, lower leg, hand, and forearm, and a mild loss of sensation in the limbs, fingers, and toes. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder Information Page: NINDS

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