Definitions for "Myotonic dystrophy"
a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by weakness of facial muscles and difficulty speaking. Weakness of the hands and feet precedes that in the shoulders and hips. Muscle spasms of the hands are usually present.
an inherited disorder which is characterised by frontal balding, facial and distal limb weakness, myotonia, early cataract formation and can be associated with diabetes mellitus and hypogonadism. X Y Z
gets its name from "myotonia", which means muscle stiffness. It is usually progressive although symptoms can appear at any time, from birth to old age.