Medicine/Medical. faulty or inadequate nutrition or development.
Pathology. any of a number of disorders characterized by weakening, degeneration, or abnormal development of muscle.
Ecology. the state of being dystrophic.
- Also dys·tro·phi·a [dih-stroh-fee-uh]. /dɪˈstroʊ fi ə/.
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How to use dystrophy in a sentence
New therapies on the horizon using CRISPR-based genome editing could be used to treat these often debilitating conditions, including muscular dystrophy.Animals have an internal ‘GPS’ that tells body parts where to grow | Ethan Bier/The Conversation | November 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
There are many types of muscular dystrophy, since the term refers to any condition that causes muscle weakness by preventing proper muscle formation or function.Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about muscles | Claire Maldarelli and Sara Chodosh | October 3, 2021 | Popular-Science
We may soon see cures for rare diseases like sickle cell disease, muscular dystrophy, and progeria, a rare and progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly.Gene Therapies Are Almost Here, But Healthcare Isn’t Ready for Sky-High Prices | Kevin Doxzen | September 7, 2021 | Singularity Hub
One door down in Unit 702, Ana Ortiz, her husband, Frankie Kleiman, and her son Luis Bermudez, who had muscular dystrophy, were making plans to attend a funeral Thursday for a family friend who died of covid-19, according to the Associated Press.
The doctors recorded “maceration, pale skin, and swelling in the feet,” and diagnosed him with “dystrophy from prolonged malnutrition.”The Botanist Who Defied Stalin - Issue 99: Universality | Lee Alan Dugatkin | April 21, 2021 | Nautilus
Turns out, the drug may help sufferers of a rare and deadly form of muscular dystrophy.
For instance, Leah, whose daughter has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, is upset that her ex is getting married.Why Watching ‘Teen Mom 2’s Disturbing Abortion Is So Challenging | Sujay Kumar | January 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A dreadful disease, possibly muscular dystrophy, had shriveled his legs.
Born in Queens, Rona Barrett was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when she was 9.
Progressive muscular dystrophy is also hereditary and incurable.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
The denominations "myoclonus," "muscular dystrophy," "degenerate," are alike inconvenient.Tics and Their Treatment | Henry Meigne
British Dictionary definitions for dystrophy
any of various bodily disorders, characterized by wasting of tissues: See also muscular dystrophy
ecology a condition of lake water when it is too acidic and poor in oxygen to support life, resulting from excessive humus content
- dystrophic (dɪsˈtrɒfɪk), adjective
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