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    limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

    limb-girdle muscular dystrophy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

    Definition
    (noun) 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
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