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  • Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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    “Dystrophy,” originally coming from the Greek “dys,” which means “difficult” or “faulty, and “trophe,” meaning “nourishment” holds the interpretation “poor nutrition.” Today we know poor nutrition is not the cause of Muscular Dystrophy (“Myotonic Dystrophy”). Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder that affects between 500-600 newborns each year in the US (Statistics on Muscular Dystrophy). In general, this disorder weakens your skeletal muscles, and eventually they degenerate. Muscular Dystrophy

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

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    Description Duchenne muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common out of nine types of muscular dystrophy. This genetic disorder causes progressive muscular weakness, and deterioration due to the lack of a protein called Dystrophin. This protein keeps the muscles in tack, so when it's missing, the muscles slowly break down. (MDA, 2015) Epidemiology Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common muscular dystrophy disorder. In the United States DMD affects 1 in 3,500 males. 2/3 of those cases are

  • Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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    Muscular Dystrophy It is only recently that medicine, biology and even health care have become not only a primary concern of society but also one of the central focuses of mainstream media. Indeed it is rare that a day goes by without an article on these topics on the cover of newspapers such as The New York Times. Whereas this type of information used to be reserved for people in the field, daily program's such as CNN's Your Health have brought the science and the debates around it to the center

  • What is Muscular Dystrophy? Essay

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    According to the MediLexicon Medical Dictionary, muscular dystrophy is defined as a general term for a number of hereditary, progressive degenerative disorders affecting skeletal muscles, and often other organ systems (Staff). Basically what that means is that muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that is passed down that affects the skeletal muscles and other organs by slowly breaking them down. Since it is genetic, it is not contagious and you cannot catch it from someone who has it. MD weakens

  • Genetic Disorders: Muscular Dystrophy

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    Muscular dystrophy Background Info Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder caused by incorrect or missing genetic information that leads to the gradual weakening of the muscle cells. Various causes lead to weak and deteriorating muscles depending on the type of muscular dystrophy the patient was affected by. However, there are many causes for muscular dystrophy due to the fact that there are thirty forms of muscular dystrophy, which are categorized under several categories. All are ultimately

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    “If it came to a magic genie, I would ask him for two extra wishes. One would be that no one would have to live with the muscular dystrophy disease or any disease,” –Mattie Stepanek. Mattie was just one of the many unfortunate children diagnosed with a muscular dystrophy. The most severe of them all is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy also known as DMD. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is caused by a defect or a mutation in the DMD gene located in the X chromosome. This gene provides instruction for a protein

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    Collaborative Learning Community: MD IEP Grand Canyon University Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy The Individual Educational Plan (IEP) is the driving document that promotes academic success. It is important when designing the Individual Educational Plan that the annual goals are determined based on the team analyzing the disability

  • Essay Muscular Dystrophy

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    Muscular Dystrophy Scientists have been struggling with the cause, treatment of, and cure for Muscular dystrophy since its discovery in 1886, by Dr. Guillaume Duchenne. Muscular dystrophy is a hereditary disease, affecting thousands of people every year, two-thirds being children between the age of birth through adolescents. Muscular dystrophy can also occur with no family history of the disease. Muscular dystrophy is a degenerating disease, in which the skeletal muscles degenerate, lose their

  • Muscular Dystrophy Is Not A Disease

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    Muscular dystrophy is not a disease; it’s a term for a genetic mutation. “The disease, mostly affecting males, is transmitted as a sex-linked recessive trait” (Taber’s Cylopedic Medical Dictionary, 2013 pg. 736). There are 9 different types of muscular dystrophy. The two most common types of muscular dystrophy are Duchenne and Becker. “MD is a progressive degeneration of skeletal muscles from an as yet unknown biochemical defect within the muscle” (Sommers, 2011 pg. 691). Males are affected way more

  • Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

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    shoulders, hips, calves, thighs, pelvic area first. Like other muscular dystrophies, DMD affects the voluntary muscles first and then will progress into other muscles. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is another type out of the many that affect voluntary muscles. Specifically, it targets the hips and shoulders. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is another disease that causes weakness and wasting of the muscles. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) is an extremely rare disease that specifically affects