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Thomsen's disease

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noun Thom·sen's disease \ˈtȯm-sənz-\

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Thomsen

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Asmus Julius Thomas

(1815–1896), Danish physician. In 1876 Thomsen gave the first full description of a congenital disease marked by tonic spasm of some of the muscles. He himself suffered from this condition, which is now known as myotonia congenita or Thomsen's disease.


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