Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the bony or gristly apparatus by which a limb is attached to the trunk; the basis of the appendicular skeleton; the shoulder-girdle or hip-girdle; the pectoral or pelvic arch.

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  • My son has a very mild case of Asperger's Syndrome, and we can in fact pinpoint what exactly his autistic tendencies are: expressive fluency with language, inability to make eye contact, and limb-girdle weakness that affects his gait.

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  • Understanding the glycosylation process may help scientists develop treatments for some muscular dystrophies, including a type of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and several forms of congenital muscular dystrophy.

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  • This approach may also be applicable to limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B), Myoshi myopathy (MM) and distal myopathy with anterior tibial onset (DMAT), which are caused by mutations in the dysferlin-encoding

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  • "These exciting results demonstrate the feasibility of gene therapy to treat limb-girdle muscular dystrophy," said Jane Larkindale, portfolio director with

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  • The Ohio State University report how they safely transferred a gene to produce a protein necessary for healthy muscle fiber growth into three teenagers with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.

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  • Researchers Have Successfully Used Gene Therapy To Treat Muscular Dystrophy Researchers have safely transferred a gene to produce a protein necessary for healthy muscle fiber growth into three teenagers with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.

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  • limb-girdle muscular dystrophy , a rare genetic degenerative disease that has, so far, paralyzed his torso and most of his limbs.

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