myasthenia gravis

myasthenia gra·vis

noun \-ˈgrav-əs, -ˈgräv-\


: a disease characterized by progressive weakness and exhaustibility of voluntary muscles without atrophy or sensory disturbance and caused by an autoimmune attack on acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions

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