McArdle's disease

noun

Mc·​Ar·​dle's disease mək-ˈärd-ᵊlz- How to pronounce McArdle's disease (audio)
: a glycogen storage disease that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, is marked especially by muscle weakness and myoglobinuria, and is caused by deficiency of a phosphorylase normally present in skeletal muscle

called also McArdle's syndrome

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“McArdle's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/McArdle%27s%20disease. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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