atrophy

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thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs ALS , amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , Lou Gehrig's disease
form of neuropathy that can begin between childhood and young adulthood; characterized by weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the hands and lower legs; progression is slow and individuals affected can have a normal life span; inheritance is X-linked re Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease , hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
glossitis with atrophy of tongue tissue; sometimes accompanies pernicious anemia chronic glossitis
atrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane kraurosis
chronic disease of the nose characterized by a foul-smelling nasal discharge and atrophy of nasal structures ozaena , ozena
atrophy's aftermath weakening
autosomal recessive disease in which the degeneration of spinal nerve cells and brain nerve cells leads to atrophy of skeletal muscles and flaccid paralysis; death usually occurs in early childhood Werdnig-Hoffman disease
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