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Definition 1: any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition - [noun denoting state]

(dystrophy is a kind of ...) condition leading to progressive loss of function

(... is a kind of dystrophy ) defective bone development; usually attributable to renal disease or to disturbances in calcium and phosphorus metabolism

Definition 2: any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for dystrophy in the sense of this definition

(dystrophy is a kind of ...) a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically

(... is a kind of dystrophy ) a form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to Duchenne's muscular dystrophy but less severe; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)

(... is a kind of dystrophy ) a form of muscular dystrophy that sets in between 40 and 60 years of age and is characterized by weakness and wasting of the muscles of the hands and forearms and lower legs; inheritance is autosomal dominant

(... is a kind of dystrophy ) the most common form of muscular dystrophy; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)

(... is a kind of dystrophy ) an autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary complications in the later stages

(... is a kind of dystrophy ) a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck; difficult speech and difficulty with the hands that spreads to the arms and shoulders and legs and hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant

(... is a kind of dystrophy ) a form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat; progresses slowly with swallowing problems common as the disease progresses; inheritance is autosomal dominant

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