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myopathy

Syllabification: my·op·a·thy
Pronunciation: /mīˈäpəTHē
 
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Definition of myopathy in English:

noun (plural myopathies)

Medicine
A disease of muscle tissue.
Example sentences
  • Neuromuscular diseases are characterized by progressive weakening of skeletal, respiratory, bulbar, and, in the case of myopathies, cardiac muscles.
  • The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are a group of heterogeneous disorders characterised by acquired progressive muscle weakness and inflammatory infiltrates in skeletal muscle tissue.
  • Exercise-induced muscle oxidative stress may be involved in the myopathy associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Derivatives

myopathic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌmīəˈpaTHik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • His pathologic studies encompassed neurogenic and myopathic muscle disease, transverse myelitis, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Most patients had a combination of myopathic features, such as weakness, pain, exercise intolerance, or hypotonia.
  • The patient presents at birth or during the first year of life with generalized weakness and characteristic myopathic facies with several physical deformities.

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