Kennedy's disease


Ken·​ne·​dy's disease ˈken-əd-ēz- How to pronounce Kennedy's disease (audio)
variants also Kennedy 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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“Kennedy's disease.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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