Introduction: Spinal Muscular Atrophy


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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Genetic motor neuron disease with progressive muscle deterioration.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic, motor neuron disease characterized by wasting of the skeletal muscles caused by progressive degeneration of the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord. The disorder causes weakness and atrophy of the voluntary muscles. Weakness is often more severe in the legs than in the arms. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Spinal Muscular Atrophy Information Page: NINDS

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