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definition: <ul><li>Any of a group of progressive muscle disorders caused by a defect in one or more genes that control mu...
characteristics <ul><li>problems with coordination and mobility with frequent falls  </li></ul><ul><li>muscle weakness  </...
Long term affects   <ul><li>Most common long term effects is wasting of muscles. Ending up in a wheelchair or using crutch...
Why does it occur? <ul><li>Muscular dystrophy can occur at different ages of a person's life, ranging from infancy to midd...
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Work cited <ul><li>&quot;Duchenne muscular dystrophy.&quot;  Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online . Enc...
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  1. 1. Muscular Dystrophy By Cesar Medina Mr. Holley Human interactions http://www.kotb.com/kob2.htg/mdcast.jpg
  2. 2. What is it? http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/6mEHyJtfpcB/2009+Muscular+Dystrophy+Association+Muscle/qYnqGZSzDOW/Joseph+Lakhman
  3. 3. definition: <ul><li>Any of a group of progressive muscle disorders caused by a defect in one or more genes that control muscle function and characterized by gradual irreversible wasting of skeletal muscle. </li></ul>
  4. 4. characteristics <ul><li>problems with coordination and mobility with frequent falls </li></ul><ul><li>muscle weakness </li></ul><ul><li>joint stiffness </li></ul>http://i2.listal.com/image/1480761/300full.jpg
  5. 5. Long term affects <ul><li>Most common long term effects is wasting of muscles. Ending up in a wheelchair or using crutches. Not being able to cook your own food, brush your own teeth or even role over in bed. You may be on a breathing pump to help you breath. Taking medication to help with your heart or having a pacemaker fitted. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why does it occur? <ul><li>Muscular dystrophy can occur at different ages of a person's life, ranging from infancy to middle age or later. The type of the disease is based in part on when in a person's life muscular dystrophy appears. It also depends on the severity of the muscle weakness, which muscles are affected, the rate of symptom progression, and the way the disease arises. </li></ul>
  7. 7. http://www.goddiscussion.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/end-is-near2.jpg
  8. 8. Work cited <ul><li>&quot;Duchenne muscular dystrophy.&quot; Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online . Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;muscular dystrophy.&quot; Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online . Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;myotonic dystrophy.&quot; Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online . Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;nervous system disease.&quot; Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online . Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. </li></ul>
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