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peroneal muscular atrophy

peroneal muscular atrophy in Medicine

peroneal muscular atrophy n.
A hereditary form of muscular atrophy characterized by progressive wasting of the distal muscles of the extremities, usually affecting the legs before the arms. Also called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

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