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    genetic diseases that are classified as muscular dystrophies. Muscular dystrophy is the weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that often control movement. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes, also called mutations, interfere with the production of the proteins that are needed to form healthy muscle in the body. There are many kinds of muscular dystrophies and symptoms are more than likely begin during childhood. With different kinds of muscular dystrophy, comes many different symptoms and the disease is different for everyone that has it. Symptoms of muscle dystrophy vary with the different types of the disease. The symptoms of each type appear at different ages and can also be in different…

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    Muscular Dystrophy

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    Every year, thousands of people, mostly young children, are affected by the neuromuscular disease Muscular Dystrophy. There are many different types of Muscular Dystrophy and they differ based on which muscles are affected and what the causative protein in the body is. Muscular Dystrophy was first introduced to us in 1830 by Sir Charles Bell, who wrote of an illness that caused a great amount of weakness in young boys. Years later, a French neurologist by the name of Guillaume Duchenne…

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy In this world, there are many diseases that are being caused by the X chromosomes or the Y chromosomes. Some of the diseases could be passed down from generation onto the next because it is gene and some of the diseases can be treated and which later on causes for it to make it worse. The diseases that would always be there would be Down Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease, Hemophobia, and many more. As you can see, this paper is going to be able a genetic disease that is…

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    Muscular dystrophy is genetic disorder that is caused by a mutation in the genes, causing muscle mass to become weaker and degenerated. This is a consequence on the genes with mutation that have a missing protein responsible for muscle health. There are over forty types of muscular dystrophy and each varies in characteristics and severity. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common type and only boys are affected by it. Characteristics can vary depending on the type of muscular dystrophy,…

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    Muscular dystrophy is a group of noncommunicable diseases that is passed down through heredity lines. Noncommunicable diseases are diseases that developed in humans without other species interference and that cannot be passed between people. Muscular dystrophy can be broken up into nine major forms: Myotonic, Duchenne, Becker, Limb-girdle, Facioscapulohumeral, congenital, Oculopharyngeal, Distal, and Emery-Dreifuss. Muscular dystrophy can appear at any time in one’s life, typically in infancy or…

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    160116 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy “Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disease characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement” (Muscular dystrophy, 2013). Muscular dystrophy is classified into nine major types that each affect specific muscle groups, certain age groups and are identified by different signals. Duchenne muscular dystrophy most commonly affects males and is targeted at younger children (Facts about Muscular…

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    Muscular Dystrophy is a disease when your muscles progressively weaken and degenerate over time. This is because abnormal genes or mutations interfere with the body’s ability to form healthy muscle tissue. There are many different types of Muscular Dystrophy. The word muscular dystrophy can be broken down into “trophe” meaning nourishment and “dys” meaning abnormal or abnormal nourishment. The first people to come in contact with Muscular dystrophy, in 1836, were Conte and Gioja. In 1852, it…

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    Mutations in the DMD gene, which creates dystrophin, causes Muscular dystrophy. Dystrophin is located in the skeletal and and cardiac muscles. Alterations or mutations in the gene make it so little to know dystrophin are produced, causing Muscular Dystrophy. Without enough dystrophin muscles contract and get damaged. (2015) The mutated gene can be inherited in an X-linked pattern. This means it is passed along the X chromosome. If a mother has a faulty DMD gene, her son has a fifty percent…

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    Muscular dystrophy is a hereditary disease that causes the muscles in your body to weaken, and become wasted. It is a rare disease that affects 20,00 to 200,00 United States citizens per year. It can have life lasting effects on the ones infected. The Department of Medicine/Cardiology, at the University of Minnesota Medical School did a study on prevention for the most common fatal form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne Muscular dystrophy is caused by an absence of a…

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    Fibromyalgia and Duchenne muscular dystrophy are both diseases found in the muscular system. These diseases have many different treatments used to make patients better. They have many different and some similar signs and symptoms of these diseases. The muscular and nervous systems have connections on working together. These systems have functions and main structures. I will be discussing these diseases and systems in the following paragraphs. Fibromyalgia disease is found in the muscle system…

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