- MD - muscular dystrophy
- progressive muscular dystrophy
- A general term for a group of inherited disorders which are characterized by progressive degeneration of skeletal muscles (muscle, skeletal).
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Any of a group of hereditary diseases characterized by progressive wasting of muscles -- called also progressive muscular dystrophy.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.