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congenital paramyotonia

congenital paramyotonia in Medicine

congenital paramyotonia n.
A nonprogressive disease characterized by myotonia induced by exposure to cold, with episodes of intermittent flaccid paralysis but no atrophy or hypertrophy of muscles. Also called Eulenburg's disease.

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