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Muscle Diseases

Disorders of Muscle Tissue

A decrease in the size of muscles. Muscular atrophy
Muscular atrophy that results from a lack of muscle use. (Ex: Bedridden people) Disuse atrophy
Atrophy of muscles resulting from severed nerves. Denervation atrophy
95% of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy patients have damage to this body system. Cardiovascular System
Inflammation of fibrous connective tissue around muscle. Fibrositis
Mental retardation is the effect of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy on this system. Nervous System
Diseases that destroy skeletal muscle tissue. Myopathies
Deformities of this system are caused by replacement of muscles by connective tissue in patients with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy. Skeletal System
Muscular dystrophy that occurs in both sexes and occurs later in life. Facioscapulahumeral
Replacement of cardiac or skeletal tissue by connective tissue and is a form of scarring. Fibrosis
Deformity of the diaphragm is the main effect of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy on this system. Respitory
This type of electrical stimulus is given to patients with damage to the nerves that feed the muscles. It keeps the muscles functioning and prevents atrophy. Transcutaneous
Also called chronic muscle pain syndrome. Fibromyalgia
Type of muscular dystrophy that is sex linked and affects mostly males. Duchenne's
One type of myopathy. Muscular dystrophy
Spastic muscle contractions. Cramps
Impacts of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy are mostly the result of a reduced ability of smooth muscle to contract, which can result in abnormalities of this system. Digestive System
Both types of muscular dystrophy are inherited and __________. Progressive
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy patients who are wheel chair dependent have an increased risk of infections in this system. Urinary System
This system has little direct effect from Duchenne's muscular dystrophy. Lymphatic (and Immune) System.
Created by: AnatomyTEST