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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-gravis


1. Noun Phrase
In some rare cases, a defective gene may cause myasthenia gravis and in this case, it is present from birth.

2. Noun Phrase
Babies can be born with myasthenia gravis because of antibodies passed to them by their mothers, but it usually disappears within weeks or months of birth.

3. Noun Phrase
Avoid Valium if you have a muscle weakness disorder such as myasthenia gravis because the drug may cause further weakening of muscles.

4.
Noun Phrase
If your child has nerve disease, kidney disease or
myasthenia gravis**, do not give her magnesium citrate without speaking with her doctor first 23.

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