Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophy

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limb-girdle muscular dystrophy n.
A progressive inherited disorder that usually begins in preadolescents and is characterized by symptoms similar to those present in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy with the pelvic girdle often being the most severely affected part.

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limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

noun
an autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary complications in the later stages 
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