lambert-eaton syndrome

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Lambert-Eaton syndrome Lam·bert-Eaton syndrome (lām'bərt-)
n.
Progressive proximal muscle weakness in individuals with carcinoma, in the absence of dermatomyositis or polymyositis. Also called carcinomatous myopathy, Eaton-Lambert syndrome.

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lambert-eaton syndrome

noun
a disease seen in patients with lung cancer and characterized by weakness and fatigue of hip and thigh muscles and an aching back; caused by antibodies directed against the neuromuscular junctions 
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