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.Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Nearby words

  1. pero-,
  2. perodactyly,
  3. peromelia,
  4. peroneal,
  5. peroneal artery,
  6. peroneal vein,
  7. peroneus,
  8. peronism,
  9. peronist,
  10. peronista


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