Medical Dictionary

McArdle's disease, McBurney's point

Medical Definition of McArdle's disease

  1. —see entries alphabetized as mc-


McArdle's disease

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noun Mc·Ar·dle's disease \mək-ˈärd-əlz-\

Medical Definition of McArdle's disease

  1. :  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

Biographical Note for mcardle's disease

McArdle

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Brian

(1911–2002), British physician. McArdle served on the staff of the department of chemical pathology at a London hospital. He was the author of articles on diseases of the muscle. In 1951 he published a paper on myopathy due to a defect in muscle glycogen breakdown. His report was based on the study of a 30-year-old male who had had the disease since childhood.


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