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Becker muscular dystrophy

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noun Beck·er muscular dystrophy \ˈbek-ər-\

Medical Definition of Becker muscular dystrophy

  1. :  a less severe form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy with later onset and slower progression of the disease that is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait and is characterized by dystrophin of deficient or abnormal molecular weight



Biographical Note for becker muscular dystrophy

Becker, P. E., 20th-century German human geneticist. Becker spent the earlier part of his career as a lecturer at the psychiatric and neurological clinic at the University of Freiberg. He went on to hold the post of Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Göttingen. He wrote numerous books and articles on human genetics, especially concerning hereditary myopathies and in particular myotonia. He was the first to recognize a benign X-linked recessive form of muscular dystrophy, publishing his first report in 1955.

Variants of becker muscular dystrophy

or Beck·er's muscular dystrophy \-ərz-\play

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