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Medical Term:

facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

 

Definition: a highly variable hereditary disorder with onset in childhood or adolescence, characterized by weakness and wasting, sometimes asymmetric, mainly of the muscles of the face, shoulder girdle, arms, and later, pelvic girdle and legs; autosomal dominant inheritance.

Synonym(s): facioscapulohumeral atrophy, Landouzy-Dejerine dystrophy

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