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Definition of Dystrophy

dys·tro·phy  (dstr-f) also dys·tro·phi·a (d-strf-)

A degenerative disorder caused by inadequate or defective nutrition.

Any of several disorders, especially muscular dystrophy, in which the muscles weaken and atrophy.

Ecology The condition of being dystrophic.

The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group a group of genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement. The muscles of the heart and some other involuntary muscles are also affected in some forms of muscular dystrophy, and a few forms involve other organs as well.

According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary:

Muscular Dystrophy  a general term for a number of hereditary, progressive degenerative disorders affecting skeletal muscles, and often other organ systems.

List of Famous and Well Known People who are/were Muscular Dystrophy

Alfredo Ferrari
(Son of Enzo Ferrari, who was the founder of the Ferrari car manufacturer)
Darius Weems
Mattie Stepanek

 
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