What is another word for Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy?
3 synonyms found
[ dˈʌt͡ʃənz mˈʌskjʊlə dˈɪstɹəfi], [ dˈʌtʃənz mˈʌskjʊlə dˈɪstɹəfi], [ d_ˈʌ_tʃ_ə_n_z m_ˈʌ_s_k_j_ʊ_l_ə d_ˈɪ_s_t_ɹ_ə_f_i]
Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder that affects the muscles. It is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene, which leads to the progressive weakening of the muscles. This condition is also known as Duchenne Muscular Atrophy. Other synonyms for Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy include Duchenne Muscular Hypertrophy, Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy, and Progressive Muscular Dystrophy. These terms all refer to the same condition and are used interchangeably, depending on geographical location and medical specialty. While there is currently no cure for Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, early diagnosis and treatment can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life for affected individuals.