How Not to Die of Botulism
Highly-poisonous botulinum toxin (the stuff in Botox), played a formidable role in the history of food and warfare. It is still a factor in prison-brewed alcohol and some canned foods, and can quickly...
Muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion. Muscular dystrophies are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defe...
Muscular dystrophy - Wikipedia
X-linked myotubular myopathy
X-linked myotubular myopathy (MTM) is a form of centronuclear myopathy (CNM) associated with myotubularin 1.Genetically inherited traits and conditions are often referred to based upon whether they ar...
Emery–Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
Emery–Dreifuss muscular dystrophy is a condition that chiefly affects muscles used for movement (skeletal muscles) and heart (cardiac) muscle. It is named after Alan Eglin H. Emery (1928–) and Fritz E...
How Not to Die of Botulism
Highly-poisonous botulinum toxin (the stuff in Botox), played a formidable role in the history of food and warfare. It is still a factor in prison-brewed alcohol and some canned foods, and can quickly...
Inflammatory myopathy
Inflammatory myopathy (inflammatory muscle disease or myositis) is disease featuring weakness and inflammation of muscles and (in some types) muscle pain. The cause of much inflammatory myopathy is un...
Inflammatory myopathy - Wikipedia
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare, autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by muscle weakness or paralysis with a matching fall in potassium levels in the blood (primarily due to defect ...
MERRF syndrome
MERRF syndrome (or Myoclonic Epilepsy with Ragged Red Fibers) is a mitochondrial disease. It is extremely rare, with an estimated prevalence of 1/400,000 in Northern Europe, and has varying degrees of...
Neuromuscular disease
Neuromuscular disease is a very broad term that encompasses many diseases and ailments that impair the functioning of the muscles, either directly, being pathologies of the muscle, or indirectly, bein...
Myotonic dystrophy
Myotonic dystrophy (dystrophia myotonica, myotonia atrophica) is a chronic, slowly progressing, highly variable, inherited multisystemic disease. It is an autosomal-dominant disease.It is characterize...
Myotonic dystrophy - Wikipedia
Periodic paralysis
Periodic paralysis (also known as Myoplegia paroxysmalis familiaris) is a group of rare genetic diseases that lead to weakness or paralysis (rarely death) from common triggers such as cold, heat, high...
Thyrotoxic myopathy
Thyrotoxic myopathy (TM) is a neuromuscular disorder that develops due to the overproduction of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. Also known as hyperthyroid myopathy, TM is one of many myopathies that le...
Botulinum toxin
Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It is also produced commercially for medical, cosmetic, and research use. There are t...
Central core disease
Central core disease (CCD), also known as central core myopathy, is an autosomal dominant congenital myopathy (inborn muscle disorder). It was first described by Shy and Magee in 1956. It is character...
Central core disease - Wikipedia
Mitochondrial myopathy
Mitochondrial myopathy is a type of myopathy associated with mitochondrial disease. On biopsy, the muscle tissue of patients with this disease usually demonstrate "ragged red" muscle fibers. These r...
Myotonia congenita
Congenital myotonia (also myotonia congenita) (Myo- from Greek; muscle, and Tonus from Latin; tension), is a genetic, neuromuscular channelopathy that affects skeletal muscles (muscles used for moveme...
Neuromuscular junction disease
Neuromuscular junction disease is a medical condition where the normal conduction through the neuromuscular junction fails to function correctly.
The neuromuscular junction is a specialized synaps...
Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy
Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy is a form of congenital muscular dystrophy.It is associated with variants of type VI collagen.It is commonly associated with muscle weakness.
Drisapersen
Drisapersen (also known as PRO051 and GSK2402968) is an experimental drug that is under development by Prosensa for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug is a 2'-O-methyl phosphorothi...
Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP, HyperKPP) is a genetic disorder that occurs in horses and humans, where it is also known as Impressive syndrome. It is an inherited autosomal dominant disorder t...
Neuromyotonia
Neuromyotonia (NMT), also known as Isaacs' Syndrome, is a form of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability that causes spontaneous muscular activity resulting from repetitive motor unit action potentials of...
Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance Research and Education Amendments of 2001
The Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance Research and Education Amendments of 2001 ("MD CARE Act", Pub.L. 107–84, H.R. 717, 115 Stat. 823, enacted December 18, 2001) amended the Publ...
Paramyotonia congenita
Paramyotonia Congenita (PC), also known as Paramyotonia congenita of von Eulenburg or Eulenburg disease, is a rare congenital autosomal dominant neuromuscular disorder characterized by “paradoxical” m...
Paramyotonia congenita - Wikipedia
Castleberry's Food Company
Castleberry's Food Company was an Augusta, Georgia-based canned food company founded in the 1920s by Clement Stewart Castleberry with the help of his father Clement Lamar Castleberry and closed perman...
Castleberry's Food Company - Wikipedia
Median nerve palsy
Injuries to the arm, forearm or wrist area can lead to various nerve disorders. One such disorder is median nerve palsy. If the median nerve is damaged, the ability to abduct and oppose the thumb may ...
Median nerve palsy - Wikipedia
Ocular myasthenia
Ocular myasthenia gravis (MG) is a disease of the neuromuscular junction resulting in hallmark variability in muscle weakness and fatigability. MG is an autoimmune disease where anomalous antibodies a...
Ocular myasthenia - Wikipedia