Becker muscular dystrophy

noun Beck·er muscular dystrophy \ ˈbe-kər- \

Definition of Becker muscular dystrophy

:a less severe form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy marked by later onset and slower progression of the disease called also Beck·er's muscular dystrophy play \-kərz-\

Origin and Etymology of becker muscular dystrophy

Peter Emil Becker †2000 German geneticist


Medical Dictionary

Becker muscular dystrophy

noun Beck·er muscular dystrophy \ ˈbek-ər- \
variants: or Becker's muscular dystrophy play \-ərz-\

medical Definition of Becker muscular dystrophy

: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.

  • Seen and Heard

    What made you want to look up Becker muscular dystrophy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

    Love words? Need even more definitions?

    Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

    WORD OF THE DAY

    to conform or adhere

    Get Word of the Day daily email!

    Test Your Vocabulary

    The Exceptions Quiz III

    • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
    • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
    True or False

    Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    Word Winder's CrossWinder

    Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

    TAKE THE QUIZ

    Love words? Need even more definitions?

    Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!