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What is muscular dystrophy (MD)?
01-19-2011, 01:15 PM
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What is muscular dystrophy (MD)?
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of more than 30 inherited diseases. It causes weakening and breaking down of muscle fibers. The muscles become weak and susceptible to damage. This disease affects the voluntary or skeletal muscles, which control the movements of legs, arms and trunk. It can also affect the heart muscles and other involuntary muscles, such as muscles in the gut. Some forms of MD are found in infancy or childhood, while some may not appear until middle age. This progressive disease is more common in boys than girls.
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