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Medical Term:

Kennedy disease

Pronunciation: ken'e-de


an X-linked recessive disorder characterized by progressive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy; associated features include distal degeneration of sensory axons, and signs of endocrine dysfunction, including diabetes mellitus, gynecomastia, and testicular atrophy.

Synonym(s): spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, X-linked recessive bulbospinal neuronopathy

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