Recent Examples of dystrophy from the Web
The first attempt at reconciliation came during Lewis’s 1976 telethon fundraiser for muscular dystrophy.
Lewis was also devoted to fighting against muscular dystrophy.
Few have been so accomplished as humanitarians - his annual muscular dystrophy telethons had raised almost $1.5 billion by the late 2000s - or so polarizing as personalities.
Her own son, Luke Hoban, has congenital muscular dystrophy and needs considerable assistance, including a wheelchair and a ventilator.
In public responses on his website and a follow-up post on Reddit, Felmyst creator Gummy52 talks of the last four years working on the project while unemployed and struggling with previously undisclosed muscular dystrophy.
An important experimental animal, zebrafish genes approximate those of humans closely enough that they’ve been used to investigate diseases such as muscular dystrophy and melanoma.
Kristen had a complicated kind of muscular dystrophy, and for six years, the family wore out the road between their home and Children's Hospital.
Duchenne syndrome is a rare form of muscular dystrophy that typically affects young boys.
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Breaking Down dystrophy
Since the prefix dys- means "bad" or "difficult", dystrophy is always a negative term. Originally it meant "a condition caused by improper nutrition", but today the term is instead used for a variety of other conditions, particularly conditions that noticeably affect the muscles. Of the many types of muscular dystrophy, the best known is Duchenne's, a terrible disease that strikes about one in 3,300 males and produces severe wasting of the muscles. However, the muscular dystrophies generally affect many other organs and systems as well. And the other dystrophies, which tend to involve the eyes or hands, don't much resemble the muscular dystrophies.
Origin and Etymology of dystrophy
First Known Use: 1901See Words from the same year
medical Definition of dystrophy
- waters with a high fluorine content are responsible for the dental dystrophy known as mottled enamel
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