Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Char·​cot-Ma·​rie-Tooth disease | \ (ˌ)shär-ˌkō-mə-ˌrē-ˈtüth- How to pronounce Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (audio) \
variants: also Charcot-Marie-Tooth

Medical Definition of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

: an inherited neurological disorder affecting the peripheral nerves that is marked especially by progressive muscular weakness in the foot and lower leg and later the forearms and hands and that typically has an onset during adolescence or early adulthood

called also peroneal muscular atrophy

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“Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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