channelopathy

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noun chan·ne·lop·a·thy \ˌcha-nə-ˈlä-pə-thē\

Definition of channelopathy

plural

channelopathies

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

1993

First Known Use of channelopathy

1993


Medical Dictionary

channelopathy

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noun chan·ne·lop·a·thy \ˌcha-nə-ˈlä-pə-thē\

Medical Definition of channelopathy

plural

channelopathies

  1. :  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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