Muscular dystrophy - resources

Resources - muscular dystrophy

The following organizations are good resources for information on muscular dystrophy:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/musculardystrophy/facts.html
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association -- www.mda.org
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Muscular-Dystrophy-Information-Page
  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy -- www.parentprojectmd.org
Muscular atrophy

Muscular atrophy is the decrease in size and wasting of muscle tissue. Muscles that lose their nerve supply can atrophy and simply waste away.

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