channelopathy

noun
chan·​ne·​lop·​a·​thy | \ ˌcha-nə-ˈlä-pə-thē How to pronounce channelopathy (audio) \
plural channelopathies

Definition of channelopathy

: any of various disorders (such as epilepsy, migraine, cystic fibrosis, heart arrhythmia, and myotonia) caused by the malfunction of an ion channel

First Known Use of channelopathy

1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Channelopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/channelopathy. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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channelopathy

noun
chan·​ne·​lop·​a·​thy | \ ˌcha-nə-ˈlä-pə-thē How to pronounce channelopathy (audio) \
plural channelopathies

Medical Definition of channelopathy

: any of various disorders (such as epilepsy, migraine, cystic fibrosis, heart arrhythmia, and myotonia) caused by the malfunction of an ion channel Long QT syndrome is a primary cardiac channelopathy with 6 identified chromosomal loci and 5 cardiac ion channel genes implicated.— Michael J. Ackerman, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 14 Nov. 2001

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