Steinert's disease

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Steinert's disease Stei·nert's disease (stī'nərts, shtī'-)
n.
See myotonic dystrophy.

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steinert's disease

noun
a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck; difficult speech and difficulty with the hands that spreads to the arms and shoulders and legs and hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant [syn: myotonic muscular dystrophy
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