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Zenker's degeneration

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noun Zen·ker's degeneration \ˈtseŋ-kərz-, ˈzeŋ-\

Medical Definition of Zenker's degeneration

  1. :  hyaline degeneration of voluntary muscles associated with severe infectious diseases (as typhoid fever)—called also waxy degeneration

Biographical Note for zenker's degeneration

Zenker

\ˈtseŋ-kər\,

Friedrich Albert von

(1825–1898), German pathologist and anatomist. Zenker held professorships at Dresden and Erlengen, Germany. He introduced Zenker's fluid in 1894.


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