myasthenia gravis

noun myasthenia gra·vis \ -ˈgra-vəs , -ˈgrä- \

Definition of myasthenia gravis

: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 the neuromuscular junction

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Origin and Etymology of myasthenia gravis

New Latin, literally, grave myasthenia


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myasthenia gravis

noun myasthenia gra·vis \ -ˈgrav-əs , -ˈgräv- \

medical Definition of myasthenia gravis

: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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