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facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy in Medicine

facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy fa·ci·o·scap·u·lo·hu·mer·al muscular dystrophy (fā'shē-ō-skāp'yə-lō-hyōō'mər-əl)
n.
A benign inherited form of dystrophy beginning in childhood and characterized by wasting and weakness primarily of the muscles of the face, shoulder girdle, and arms. Also called Landouzy-Déjérine dystrophy.

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