Does Your Heart Have Anything To Do With The Muscular System?

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Definition

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder that involves rapidly worsening muscle weakness.


Alternative Names

Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy; Muscular dystrophy - Duchenne type


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rapidly-worsening form of muscular dystrophy. Other muscular dystrophies (including Becker's muscular dystrophy) get worse much more slowly.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by a defective gene for dystrophin (a protein in the...

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