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1. myasthenia

noun. any muscular weakness.

Synonyms

  • physiological state
  • physiological condition

Antonyms

  • hypopigmentation
  • hypocapnia
  • hypothermia

Etymology

  • asthenia (English)
  • ἀσθένεια (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • my- (English)
  • μῦς (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. myasthenia

noun. a chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions.

Synonyms

  • autoimmune disorder
  • autoimmune disease
  • disease of the neuromuscular junction

Antonyms

  • hyperpigmentation
  • impotency
  • estrus
  • infertility

Etymology

  • asthenia (English)
  • ἀσθένεια (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • my- (English)
  • μῦς (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word myasthenia


1. Noun, singular or mass
If your child has nerve disease, kidney disease or myasthenia gravis, do not give her magnesium citrate without speaking with her doctor first 23.

2. Adjective
Neurological diseases that can cause muscle wasting include myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscular dystrophy and spinal-cord injuries.

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