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Medical Term:

mitochondrial disorders

 

Definition: a group of diverse hereditary disorders caused by genetic mutation of mitochrondrial DNA; includes ragged red fiber myopathy; progressive external ophthalmoplegia; Leigh syndrome; myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fiber myopathy (MERRF); mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic cidosis, and stroke (MELAS); and Lieber optic neuropathy.

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