Definition of myotonic dystrophy in US English:

myotonic dystrophy


  • A form of muscular dystrophy accompanied by myotonia.

    • ‘A hopelessly dysfunctional couple - an alcoholic living with a woman suffering from myotonic dystrophy - are involved in a desperate love story.’
    • ‘Gracile ribs are commonly seen in spinal muscular atrophy, congenital myotonic dystrophy and congenital myopathies.’
    • ‘Some of the reported associated systemic diseases include systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes mellitus, myotonic dystrophy, and chronic active hepatitis.’
    • ‘The symptoms of myotonic dystrophy may appear at any time from birth to old age and can affect both males and females.’
    • ‘To date, very few options are available for the treatment of myotonic dystrophy.’


myotonic dystrophy

/ˌmīətänik ˈdistrəfē/