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ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Lou Gehrig's disease --muscles are affected (paralysis occurs) by degeneration of the nerves in the spinal cord and brain
Ataxia
Inability to coordinate the muscles in execution of voluntary movement
Atonic
Lack of muscle tone
Atrophy
Wasting or decrease in size of an organ or tissue
Epicondylitis
Inflammation of the elbow
Hemiparesis
Paralysis of one side of the body
Hypertrophy
Increase in size of an organ or tissue
Muscle atrophy
Wasting away of muscle caused by disuse of muscle over a long period of time
Muscular dystrophy
Inherited disease affecting muscle strength and action
Myalgia
Muscle tenderness or pain
Myasthenia gravis
Muscle fatigue caused by repetitive use of a muscle
Myoclonus
Muscle spasm or twitching
Paraplegia
Paralysis of both legs and lower part of the body
Paralysis
Loss of sensation or purposeful muscle movements as a result of nerve damage (stroke or spinal cord injury)
Quadriplegia
Paralysis of all 4 extremities