BioScience Dictionary

 
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Ot.

Found Myasthenia gravis 1 time.

Displaying results 1 to 10.

1. Myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia gravis is a disorder of neuromuscular transmission in which the acetycholine receptors are blocked by autoantibodies. As a result, there is weakness of muscles, initially the extra-ocular muscles leading to diplopia, later the respiratory muscles and muscles for movement. Inheritance is usually sporadic. In 1 to 4% of cases there is apparently a familial tendency to get the disease, but there is not an easily discernable pattern of inheritance.