Kennedy's disease

noun
Ken·​ne·​dy's disease | \ ˈken-əd-ēz- How to pronounce Kennedy's disease (audio) \
variants: also Kennedy disease \ -​əd-​ē-​ How to pronounce Kennedy disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Kennedy's disease

: a progressive muscular and neurological disorder that is characterized especially by muscular weakness and atrophy and by neural degeneration, that is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait, and that chiefly affects adult males

called also spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy

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