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muscular dystrophy

A group of congenital muscle diseases in which muscle fibers are unusually susceptible to damage and become progressively weaker.  The most common types of muscular dystrophies are due to a genetic deficiency of the muscle protein dystrophin.

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congenital  ;  disease  ;  fiber