myasthenia gravis

myasthenia gravis

noun Pathology.
a disease of impaired transmission of motor nerve impulses, characterized by episodic muscle weakness and easy fatigability, especially of the face, tongue, neck, and respiratory muscles: caused by autoimmune destruction of acetylcholine receptors. Abbreviation: MG

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin: serious muscle weakness

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myasthenia gravis (ˈɡrɑːvɪs)
 
n
a chronic progressive disease in which the muscles, esp those of the head and face, become weak and easily fatigued

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myasthenia gravis myasthenia grav·is (grāv'ĭs)
n.
A disease characterized by progressive fatigue and generalized weakness of the skeletal muscles, especially those of the face, neck, arms, and legs, caused by impaired transmission of nerve impulses following an autoimmune attack on acetylcholine receptors. Also called Goldflam disease.

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