Medical Definition of Hoffmann's muscular atrophy

1. Transmitted as autosomal recessive on chromosome 5q. Progressive dysfunction of the anterior horn cells in the spinal cord and brainstem cranial nerves with profound weakness and bulbar dysfunction occurring in the first two years of life. Three groups, based on age of clinical onset, are recognised. Synonym: familial spinal muscular atrophy, Hoffmann's muscular atrophy, infantile muscular atrophy, infantile progressive spinal muscular atrophy, progressive infantile spinal muscular atrophy, Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, Werdnig-Hoffmann muscular atrophy. (05 Mar 2000)



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Hodkinson
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Hodson
Hoechst 33258
Hoechst 33342
Hoek van Holland
Hoenir
Hofbauer cell
Hofei
Hoff
Hoffa
Hoffman
Hoffmann
Hoffmann's duct
Hoffmann's muscular atrophy
Hoffmann's phenomenon
Hoffmann's reflex
Hoffmann's sign
Hoffmannsthal
Hofmann's bacillus
Hofmeister's operation
Hofmeister-Polya anastomosis
Hofmeister gastrectomy
Hofmeister series
Hofstadterian
Hogarth
Hogarthian
Hogmanay

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